Ethics


Create a Shared Vision for Your Law Firm

By | Nov.19.14 | No Comments

Businesses of all shapes and sizes set aside time at year's end to review their mission statement, strategic plan and operational plan. Unfortunately, few solo and small law firms[...]

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On Balance

Small Matters: I Never Said I Would Do That

By | Nov.13.14 | No Comments

In some high-volume practices, a typical engagement can be very small. Some solo lawyers make a practice out of hundreds of single-hour consultations. For lawyers in these consulta[...]

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New Guidance for Lawyers on the Ethics of Social Media Use

By | Oct.23.14 | No Comments

Do you need advice about the ethics issues involved in social networking? Chances are your questions will be answered by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s recent Formal Opinion [...]

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Tempted by a Personal Injury Case?

By | Sep.11.14 | 2 Comments

I’m always cautioning lawyers about the hazards of dabbling, reminding them that there really is no such thing as a "simple" will or contract. It's not that I want them to avoid[...]

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Back to Basics

When Can You Pay a Referral Fee?

By | Sep.02.14 | 1 Comment

In most practice areas, a lawyer’s marketing efforts should focus on generating a strong referral pipeline — from both non-lawyers and lawyers alike. If those efforts are succe[...]

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On Balance

Attorney Misconduct — Time to Tattle?

By | Aug.19.14 | No Comments

Reporting another lawyer’s misconduct can bring on a mix of emotions. If the other lawyer is your adversary and you’ve been battling in the gutter, a bar complaint may be exac[...]

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