Conflicts of Interest: An Overview, Vol. 54, No. 10 RES GESTAE 27 (June 2011)

Looking back on approximately six years of Ethics Curbstone columns, it occurs to me that I have largely neglected, at least in a systemic way, treatment of the professional responsibility area that touches most frequently on the day-to-day working lives of lawyers: conflicts of interest. I propose to remedy that situation by a high-level overview [...]

The Amended Lawyer Advertising Rules, Vol. 54, No. 4 RES GESTAE 39 (November 2010)

On October 14, 2010, the Indiana Supreme Court approved significant and long-awaited amendments to Indiana’s lawyer advertising rules.  They can be reviewed in red-line format showing the deletions from and additions to the current rule at:  They will become effective on January 1, 2011.  Many of the changes are significant.  For the first time, [...]

A Five Year Retrospective, Vol. 54, No. 1 RES GESTAE 15 (July/August 2010)

Ethics Curbstone first rolled out in the July/August 2005 issue of Res Gestae.  I occasionally hear from readers.  It is gratifying to know that they often agree with me, but I always learn more when readers tell me they disagree and why.  I hope the column has been helpful while remaining true to its modest, [...]