Avoiding Common Conflict of Interest Traps

Over the years I have tried to encourage solo and small firm lawyers to develop and consistently use a conflict system that tracks all of the information best practices currently dictate. In all honesty, I will admit that I have had limited success in this endeavor. I’ve concluded that I’m just not going to win […]

Faculty Announcement – Shauna Itri

Shauna Itri is an attorney at Berger & Montague, P.C. in Philadelphia. She will teach a course called “Introduction to Whistleblower Acts”. Shauna concentrates her practice on complex litigation and has substantial experience representing whistleblowers in cases involving fraud against the United States government and those involving claims brought under whistleblower reward programs with the […]

You MUST Understand E-Discovery. Can’t Dodge It Anymore.

California recently released an ethics opinion that addresses whether litigators have a duty to know how e-discovery works. Upshot: Yes.  It reads in part: Attorney competence related to litigation generally requires, at a minimum, a basic understanding of, and facility with, issues relating to e-discovery, i.e., the discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”)… Such competency […]

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