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The Year's Top Legal Ethics Stories

At Legal Ethics Forum, John Steele, ethics and conflicts director for the law firm Fish & Richardson and lecturer in legal ethics at Boalt Hall School of Law, has posted his picks of the Top Ten Legal Ethics Stories of 2006. At the top of his list:

SCOTUS’s Hamdan decision rejected the controversial legal theories articulated in the OLC’s "torture memorandums"; in response, Congress passed the Military Commission Act, severely restricting detainees' right to counsel.

Other items on the list include the Milberg Weiss indictment and the HP pretexting scandal. Steele cheats a bit -- although in a perfectly ethical way -- by expanding the list with seven honorable mentions, including the incident we reported here in August as Lawyering Under the Influence.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on December 22, 2006 at 03:51 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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