In my latest ethics column for The Bencher, the national publication for the American Inns of Court, I highlight here a recent unpublished decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that reversed a decision of a trial judge imposing penalties on lawyers admitted pro hac vice, as well as others, for allegedly impugning the trial judge’s character. The appellate court also required that another judge hear the case on remand.

A special feature of the article is a link to a compilation prepared by the former chief counsel for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, an arm of the Delaware Supreme Court, of decisions and private ethics rulings in Delaware regarding standards for lawyers admitted pro hac vice. That compilation is available here.