Disclosure: What are our obligations to disclose when we know?

Session Description: 
The ethical issues involving Judge David Jones in Texas are in the news all over the world. What lessons to we learn? What obligations do professionals -- both practitioners and judges have to question "connections"? How do we protect our industry which is built on transparency, notice and fairness? What happens when we fail to protect it? Does the public shrug their shoulders and figure that none of it is fair and only the powerful benefit? The mistrust hurts us all and especially in a court system that sees more businesses and individuals than any other. Are we destroying ourselves by regarding this as more of a game and forgetting that this is a profession that is built on trust?
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What should professionals and judges consider for disclosure of "connections"? How do we determine what should be disclosed? How do we live within our ethical obligations while providing the best representation of our clients?
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United States Bankruptcy Court NDIL