Color Within the Lines

Color Within the Lines

Welcome to what I’m calling "Digesting Discipline," a periodic blog about lawyer-discipline cases and the lessons we can learn from them.

Why should you care about discipline cases? Because the Ethical Rules and discipline cases set boundaries for lawyers.

It's important to know history, because, as we've all heard, "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it." (Edmund Burke)

On the other hand, it's important not to be mired in the past: "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past." (Thomas Jefferson) 

But dream about the future knowing the boundaries and how other lawyers may have colored outside the lines.

Takeaways from a Not-Sexy Discipline Case