Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"Here and Now"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
TOP STORIES

Whatever Happened To Lawyers' Ethics?
Whatever Happened To Lawyers' Ethics?

Listen
AIR DATE: February 11, 2014

Nevada has seen a rash of guilty pleas from lawyers in recent weeks. One lawyer pleaded guilty to fraud and stealing his clients' money, another helped with money-laundering and a third tried to avoid hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal income tax. And, of course, Judge Steven Jones is facing federal fraud charges and was suspended for three months for dating a prosecutor. Have lawyers abandoned ethics entirely or is this an aberration? And what should be done to improve professional ethics among lawyers?

GUESTS

Jeff Stempel, Professor of Law and Professional Responsibility, Boyd School of Law, UNLV

    comments powered by Disqus
    © 2014 NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO   
    Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.