Mark Dubois, the former chief disciplinary counsel for Connecticut, is now an attorney at the New London firm of Geraghty & Bonnano.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
So our Commander in Chief thinks lawyers can be sufficiently educated to practice in two years? Well, maybe he has a point, but, as with everything, the devil is in the details.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
Occasionally, one of us will receive a subpoena for a present or former client's file. Sometimes it relates to a claim by a present or former spouse of the client. Sometimes the inquiring party wants to see the legal bills the client generated. Other times, it is the government investigating civil or criminal claims against the client.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
A colleague was telling me about a curious call he had gotten from a client. Seems the client had listed his home for sale, and the real estate broker brought him a contract where the actual price was inflated with a "buyer's credit" in the same amount to cover closing costs and other sundry expenses.
Friday, September 13, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I was in court the other day when I saw a lawyer who had gone to my high school waiting for things to be called into session. At about the same moment, we both said to each other something like, "Are you still doing this?" We laughed, and let on that old habits are hard to break.
Thursday, September 5, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
Attorney John McCann's letter in the August 26 edition of the Law Tribune ("Waterbury Law Firm Secretary Accused of Stealing $1 Million") suggests a two-tier (three, really) approach to protecting client trust fund accounts.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
I read somewhere that some lawyers are suggesting that the courts or the legislature develop standard guidelines for alimony. We had better be careful with this; we might put ourselves out of business.
Thursday, August 22, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
In law school, I tried to fulfill my upper class writing requirement by proposing a paper examining the brand new concept of lawyer advertising. Bates v. Arizona was decided the year I graduated.
Friday, August 16, 2013 | by Mark Dubois | The Connecticut Law Tribune
Ordinarily, we would think that an attorney-client relationship is a contract, and that is true to some extent, but a real problem for lawyers continues to be the fact that a legally cognizable relationship can begin when a client reasonably believes that a lawyer has agreed (either affirmatively or by inaction) to help them.