Ethics Archives

September 27, 2012

When it Comes to Ethics and Civility, Don’t Use Your Head

by Keith A. Call

Recently, over 2,600 former players have filed nearly 100 separate lawsuits against the NFL for concussion-related injuries. The players allege the NFL concealed the long-term impacts of concussion injuries. See Nathan Fenno, Former Redskins RB Stephen Davis Sues NFL Over Concussions, Wash. Times, July 5, 2012, available at These modern-day lawsuits are particularly interesting in light of modern day equipment – hard-shell helmets and other “protective” equipment used by football players.

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November 7, 2011

Litigators Beware

by Keith A. Call

In the words of my daughter, “Dad, have you ever dreamed you got to court and couldn’t find your briefs?” If you have had a dream like this recently, it could be because the Utah Supreme Court just adopted the most drastic rule changes in the modern history of Utah Civil Procedure and you don’t know what they are.

Here are three suggestions to help you avoid ethical trouble with the new rules.

Crack open the book.

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July 20, 2011

Ethics and Professional Networking Groups: Worth the Gas?

by Timothy P. Daniels


A few months ago I opened a solo practice. Almost immediately, I received some good fortune Ð or did I? A neighbor invited me to attend a networking group. There was no membership fee. We just got together to have lunch, talk, and share referrals (if we had any). Upon attending the group, I had some questions about the ethics of my doing so, which led to this article.

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January 10, 2011

Avoiding Ethical Landmines: A Review of the 2010 OPC Annual Report

by Keith A. Call

The Utah Constitution gives the Utah Supreme Court authority to adopt and enforce rules governing the practice of law in Utah, including attorney discipline. See Utah Const. Art. VIII, § 4. In turn, the Utah Supreme Court has given the Office of Professional Conduct broad authority to receive, investigate, and in some cases prosecute claims of attorney misconduct. See Supreme Court Rules of Professional Practice, Rule 14-501 et seq.

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October 8, 2001

Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee

Utah State Bar Ethics Advisory Opinion Committee

Opinion No. 01-05
Issue: What are the ethical implications for a real estate broker who includes in his promotional material that he is also a lawyer?

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