ПечатьWe’ve all been there.  Opposing counsel has acted like a jerk throughout your case.  But now, counsel has crossed the line with conduct that you think is not merely uncooperative or dilatory, but also unethical.

Thinking of telling your opponent that you’re going to file a complaint with disciplinary authorities about that unethical conduct? 

dishonestyIn the law school legal ethics course I teach, we study a classic disciplinary case in which a lawyer concealed the fact of his client’s death – dodging interrogatories and an independent medical exam (!), and telling an arbitration panel the client was “unavailable” – all in aid of negotiating a more favorable settlement.  My