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Ethics Archives From the Michigan Bar Journal

This section links to articles from the Michigan Bar Journal from 1997 to 2001. To read more recent ethics articles, visit the archived issues section of the Bar Journal online.

Ethics Articles 2001

  • January Lawyer Disqualification After Initial Consultation
  • May ...'Til Conflict Do Us Part
  • October Better Business: Avoiding malpractice suits and ethical conflicts when forming business deals outside the practice of law
  • October Ethics Hotline Top Ten Questions
  • October Lawyers as Healers
  • October Serving Clients in a Multidisciplinary Practice

Ethics Articles 2000

  • January Wearing Two Hats: Lawyers Who Also Practice in Other Professions
  • February Sharing Legal Fees
  • May Ethical Ramifications for Michigan Attorneys Involved with Will and Trust Kit Sales Companies
  • July The Ethics of Judicial Campaigns—Frequently Asked Questions
  • August Ownership of Lawyers File About Client Representations—Who Gets the Original? Who Pays for the Copies?
  • October A Lawyer's First Experience With Professional Regulation: The Character and Fitness Process

Ethics Articles 1999

  • January Conflicts of Interest - Parts 1 & 2 PDF
  • February Conflicts of Interest - Parts 3 & 4 PDF
  • March Judicial Campaign Ethics Experiment PDF
  • May Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • June Scary Things
  • July Legal Fees and Ethics
  • August "Trust Kits" and the Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • September Practical Ways to Improve the Ethical Behavior of Lawyers
  • September The Unauthorized Practice of Law and Landlord Tenant Cases
  • October Protecting the Client when a Lawyer Dies or Becomes Disabled
  • November Lawyer Trust Accounts - Frequently Asked Questions

Ethics Articles 1998

  • January Unique Ethics Concerns for the Government Lawyer
  • February Lawyers Sharing Office Space
  • July Ethics Hotline -- Frequently Asked Questions
  • September Secret Litigation Settlements
  • October Break Away Lawyers
  • November Survival of Attorney Client Privilege
  • December Representing the Incompetent or Disabled Client

Ethics Articles 1997

  • November The Nuts and Bolts of Law Firm Letterhead

Notice to Lawyers:
State Bar of Michigan ethics opinions are advisory and non-binding in nature. This index is a complete historical catalog. Some of the listed ethics opinions, though not expressly superseded in subsequent ethics opinions, may be nonetheless outmoded or no longer sound due to subsequent changes in case law, statutes, or court rules. Practitioners are urged to thoroughly research all sources to determine the current validity of any given ethics opinion.



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