Tag Archives: legal advice

Supreme Court Restricts Bankruptcy Attorneys Ability to Advise Clients

The US Supreme Court has ruled that bankruptcy attorneys can no longer advise clients to incur additional debt because they are contemplating bankruptcy. The controversy arose out of a 2005 law that bars debt relief agencies from advising clients to…

High Court Considers Restrictions on Attorneys Giving Bankruptcy Advice

Marcia Coyle, The National Law Journal In a constitutional challenge involving a Minnesota law firm, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed troubled by a federal restriction on legal advice to potential bankruptcy clients, but less concerned about the requirement that…

Two more ICBC jury breaches are found

Canwest News ServiceMay 29, 2009   ICBC’s investigation into the improper disclosure of the accident-claim histories of jurors has uncovered two other breaches of jurors’ privacy, the auto-insurance agency confirmed Thursday. The breaches, described by ICBC spokesman Mark Jan Vrem…

Legal Advice vs. Legal Information

For the public, the difference between legal advice and legal information may not be entirely clear; or even important.  But for lawyers the distinction is of paramount importance.  You see, lawyers have to be very careful about what kind of…

Waiting on government for access to justice?

If we really care about access to justice in this country then we should be prepared to do something now instead of waiting for government.  As soon as the economy falters governments rush to cut services—usually to the most vulnerable…