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Shooting Ethical Canons out of your Cannon

Hat tip to the ABA Blog for another tale of woe about attorneys who worsened their fate with bad spelling.

A New York judge was concerned that defense counsel lacked the necessary "game" to handle the high profile murder case before the court.  

Among the reasons? Facebook comments and bad spelling. According to the ABA Blog:

Firetog scolded the lawyers for complaining about press coverage of the case after giving media interviews and posting comments on Facebook. He even chastised the lawyers for misspelling “canon” in a reference to ethics, the Times says. “Two N’s means a cannon that shoots at something,” he said.

So remember, campers, an ethical canon is what attorneys must obey. An ethical cannon is an artillery piece that obeys the rules of engagement.

The career you save could be your own.

Copyright © 2021, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. All Rights Reserved.National Law Review, Volume I, Number 241
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Kendall M. Gray, Antitrust Litigation Attorney, Andrews Kurth Law Firm
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Kendall is a board certified civil appellate specialist who has represented clients in state and federal appellate courts such as the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Ninth, Tenth and Federal Circuits, the Supreme Court of Texas and many intermediate courts of appeal. His practice includes a variety of complex commercial, medical malpractice and toxic tort matters, as well as a particular focus in disputes involving employee benefits, managed care and ERISA. The disputes commonly require complex written and oral advocacy on such topics as ERISA preemption,...

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