Law360 (December 11, 2020, 6:49 PM EST) -- Attorneys in 2020 were given more flexibility to financially assist clients and to recruit nonlawyers as part of their law firms, while some lawyers and judges got slapped for stepping outside boundaries of legal ethics guidelines.
Here are six of the biggest legal ethics developments of 2020.
ABA Broadens What Gifts Attorneys May Give Clients
The world of legal ethics generally frowns upon attorneys providing financial assistance to their clients for nonlegal matters to avoid the possibility that the clients could become indebted to their lawyers and possibly end up pursuing lawsuits they might otherwise not file.
The ban on financial...
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