Columnists / OP-ED

Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners.

Beware: Partners and Associates May Be Responsible for Each Others' Ethics


Most law firms operate within standard models for assignment and supervision of work. Partners and senior attorneys are assigned to delegate and supervise the work of junior associates. This is a model that typically works simply and well, without incident. However, not all attorneys focus on the fact that both the senior and junior attorneys may have obligations to observe, and to report, ethical obligations of the other.

Mark Dubois

Time for Changes to Rule 5.4?


The myth that lawyers aren't running sophisticated business enterprises which look more like modern corporations than traditional law firms is just that—a myth.

Mark Dubois

Connecticut and The Klan


Donald Trump rarely tells the truth, but he was correct when he said the Ku Klux Klan and its foes have been battling each other long before he became president. During the early years of the Klan's "Second Era" after World War I and until the 1930s, Connecticut was a surprisingly active venue for Klan activity. Connecticut membership during that era peaked at somewhere between 15,000 and 18,000.

Mark Dubois

The 'No-Fee' Fee Letter

By Mark Dubois |

The "no-fee" letter comes into play when a lawyer provides a service but doesn't charge a fee. By its very terms, the rule only applies to clients, but a "client" can be anyone who receives legal services from a lawyer.

The Statue of Liberty

Illegal Immigrants, by Definition, Are Not Law-Abiding US Citizens


Both sides in the immigration controversy are destroying the law in their own way.

Mark Dubois

No Shortage of Subjects to Cover


Many folks ask me how I manage to come up with subjects to write about. My response is I wish I had more time, because I could do this full time. In fact, there's really too much to cover every few weeks in just 750 words. Here's some of what has come in since my last column.

Diane Whitney

Science and Evidence: The Future Is Now

By Diane W. Whitney |

If a manufacturer of a product knows that the product will, or could, cause harm to people with a genetic sensitivity to it, must it issue a warning? That question opens up a whole panoply of concerns.