Nov 28, 2016

California Bar considers ban on sex between lawyers and clients

Citing ethical concerns, California Bar had this revelation.,amp.html?client=ms-android-verizon

Excerpts from LA Times article:

"The nation's largest state bar association is overhauling ethics rules for attorneys for the first time in 30 years, and some lawyers are unhappy about a proposal that would open them up to discipline for having sex with clients.

"The sex ban has divided the rules revision commission, though similar restrictions are in place in other states. As of May 2015, 17 states had adopted a blanket sex ban drafted by the American Bar Assn., according to an ABA committee that looked at implementation of the group's ban."


  1. Considering a "ban on NO sex" ??

    1. Ah, but the headline says they want to ban NOT having sex :)

    2. Lol, I fixed it. Good catch :) I was thinking of two headlines and the no got left in from the original: California bar says no sex for you!

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  3. the misadventures of bunjeeNovember 29, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    This shouldn't be a thing, but obviously it's enough of an issue to warrant a ruling on it. I'm sure the word prostitution (e.g. sex service for legal service) was thrown in some of the discussions.