When Lawyers Lie: The Future of Legal Ethics Rules After the 2020 Election



How should courts’ approaches to lawyer misconduct change following the flood of baseless lawsuits filed to undermine the valid results of the 2020 election? In this episode, we speak with both Professor Renee Knake Jefferson about her proposals for reforming standards of ethical conduct to apply both inside and outside the courtroom, and litigator David Fink of Fink Bressack about his experience winning the largest sanctions award to date against Donald Trump’s “Kraken” team of lawyers.

For more on this topic, take a look at Professor Jefferson’s Essay, Lawyer Lies and Political Speech, published in the Yale Law Journal Forum.