"Celebrity" attorney Michael Avenatti, who is perhaps best known for his representation of actress Stormy Daniels and his abrasive style of commentary, is facing a new battle: He's trying to keep his license to practice law.
A lot of people forget that autism encompasses a vast spectrum of capabilities -- and it isn't necessarily a barrier to achieving one's dream of becoming an attorney.
A new rule requiring attorneys in California to resubmit their fingerprinting forms to the State Bar by the end of April of this year has uncovered numerous instances of attorneys who had something to hide -- like crimes they had committed.
There's a lot of controversy surrounding mandatory childhood vaccinations. While the majority of people -- including most medical professionals -- believe that immunizations are important, there is a highly vocal minority of "anti-vaxxers" that believe that vaccinations are dangerous.
As a doctor, you know that a romantic relationship with a current patient is absolutely off-limits -- but what about former patients? Is it really a breach of ethics if there's no current physician-patient relationship?
Imagine this: You're a doctor with a thriving practice and you would never, ever pass out painkillers to a patient without a good reason. You have a solid reputation as a compassionate physician, however, so patients in pain have sought you out -- hoping for relief. You carefully screen them all, make sure that they have a real need for pain relief and watch for signs of addiction. If you see signs of addiction, you wean patients off opioids and look for alternatives.
What do you do about a disgruntled client who doesn't want to pay the legal bill he or she has racked up?
Here's a question that may or may not be haunting you: Now that recreational marijuana is as legal as alcohol in California, can you smoke it and keep your medical license?
Every attorney needs clients in order to succeed in his or her profession, but exactly how you go about getting those clients can be problematic. You don't want to run afoul of the rules that govern how you can ethically approach potential clients.
No matter what business you are in, advertising is important -- and the law is no exception. Even big firms advertise. If you're practicing on your own, however, advertising for clients is probably essential to your survival. There's a lot of competition for business out there among attorneys.