Kevin Dornan, deputy general counsel at Gunster and previously its ethics counsel, just published “Lessons Learned: Practical Ethics for Busy Lawyers.”
According to the American Bar Association, the book presents a series of real-life situations that happened to real lawyers, and uses these studies to provide relatable advice on navigating the everyday pitfalls of the legal industry.
- Avoiding unintended clients
- Writing solid and ethical fee agreements
- Ensuring referral fees comply with the rules of professional conduct
- Maintaining confidentiality and communication
- Being aware of and dealing with conflicts of interest
- Senior lawyers pressuring subordinates for unethical behavior
In a foreward to the book, Peter Jarvis (himself co-author of a renowned ethics primer, “The Law of Lawyering”), says this collection of real-life legal blunders can help attorneys avoid making the same mistakes in these chaotic, complex and highly specialized 21st-century times.
Find out more – or view a sample chapter – on the ABA online bookstore: “Lessons Learned: Practical Ethics for Busy Lawyers” by Kevin W. Dornan (2016, paperback)
Watch the video of a “Meet the Author” webinar held in April 2016 and hosted by the North Carolina Bar Association:
- The 4 biggest mistakes lawyers make with email (Law360, 10/14/15) – note: subscription required.