The Supreme Court of New Jersey reversed the “ethical pronouncements” from the 2018 decision in Cige v. Balducci, pursuant to which an appellate panel found that a retainer agreement entitling the attorney to the greater of three fee calculation methods was invalid. Although the Court upheld the finding that the retainer agreement was unenforceable,

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility recently issued guidance concerning the ethical duties held by firms and lawyers when a lawyer decides to leave the firm.

First and foremost, under Model Rule 1.4, lawyers have an ethical duty to inform their clients that they intend to change firms.  Where the

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently said no.  The Client in that case hired Attorney 1 to pursue an employment claim under a contract of employment that contained an arbitration clause as well as a Delaware choice of law clause. Approximately three years later, Client fires Attorney 1 and hires Attorney 2.  Attorney 2 files