Experienced Guidance In Professional Ethics
Every lawyer must exercise great care in order to provide responsible, ethical representation. In Massachusetts, the Rules of Professional Conduct govern nearly every element of an attorney’s practice. The Rules address all types of issues, including diligence, competence, the scope of representation, responsiveness, confidentiality, conflict of interest and fees. In recent years, Massachusetts courts are increasingly willing to scrutinize legal bills when clients allege overbilling or failure to inform them adequately of the potential cost of litigation.
If you face a possible legal ethics challenge or simply require knowledgeable guidance over a potential ethical issue, it is crucial to work with skilled legal counsel. Block & Roos, LLP, brings extensive experience to advising and defending attorneys in Boston and across Massachusetts on ethical issues.
A Comprehensive Practice In The Field Of Legal Ethics
The firm’s lawyers have substantive experience in this field, and are able to provide practical and cost-effective solutions to lawyers and law firms. The firm undertakes a broad spectrum of legal issues, from advising lawyers as to best practices to defending lawyers in legal malpractice and professional licensure hearings. The firm’s lawyers are always cognizant of the fact that ethical allegations can have an extremely negative impact on a lawyer’s professional reputation, and therefore always attempt to resolve matters through negotiation or alternative methods of dispute resolution.
Sigmund Roos helps numerous law firms analyze risk and ethical questions. Jessica Block represents both lawyers and clients in disputes involving claims of negligence and violations of legal ethics. She brings a unique perspective to these issues, having served two terms as a Hearing Officer for the Board of Bar Overseers and as an arbitrator. Jessica also serves on the Massachusetts Bar Association Fee Arbitration Board, where she continues to serve on panels and chair hearing committees. This experience, in addition to her work representing lawyers in private practice, is invaluable in advising clients and lawyers alike of potential outcomes, securing in most cases early resolution of attorney-client disputes and succeeding in litigation where a lawsuit is necessary.