by Joseph Brophy for the Maricopa Lawyer, a publication of the Maricopa County Bar Association
The October column highlights, yet again, the perils of social media in the legal profession. By highlighting a recent medical malpractice case from Orange County, California where a lawyer and his firm took to Instagram to tout a victory in a video post, which also featured the lawyer making remarks that later ended up in opposing counsel’s hands, leading the court to grant a new trial. Read about the avoidable turn of events and see why one should re-think a victory dance on social media.
Isaac J. Lopez
Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod (JHKM) announces that Isaac Lopez has joined the firm’s New Mexico office as a litigation associate. His practice is primarily focused in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury defense, insurance defense matters and medical malpractice in New Mexico.
Lidiya I. Bayliyeva
Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod (JHKM) announces that Lidiya Bayliyeva has joined the firm as a litigation associate with its New Mexico office. Her practice focuses on representing small businesses, corporations and individuals in commercial litigation, civil litigation, personal injury defense, and insurance defense matters in New Mexico.
by Joseph Brophy for the Maricopa Lawyer, a publication of the Maricopa County Bar Association
This month’s column discusses the intent of the ABA’s Resolution 402, which passed in August, reaffirming the ABA’s disapproval of the sharing of legal fees with non-lawyers as was established by ABA Model Rule 5.4. The August action comes shortly after an Arizona’s task force identified ER 5.4 as a barrier to innovation in the delivery of legal services and repealed the Rule to allow legal practices to experiment with alternative business models (including the utilization of non-lawyers) in the hopes that increased efficiencies will reduce the cost of legal services. Read about what’s likely behind the Rule, and what’s happening as Arizona experiments with its repeal.