Pa. Disciplinary Board Floats Rule Barring Lawyer-Client Sexting

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Deborah Winokur was quoted in a Law360 article discussing a possible rule proposal by the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board that would clarify restrictions on attorney-client sexual relations to include a bar on sexual communication. According to Deborah, she hasn’t seen sexting as the sole basis for a disciplinary matter, but it’s often the gateway toward other inappropriate conduct. The amendment would provide helpful guardrails and “closes one of the entry points for an attorney-client relationship to devolve in an unfortunate and inappropriate way,” said Deborah.

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