Ethics


Ask the Experts at 2Civility.org

Does Email Tracking Violate the Rules of Professional Conduct?

By | Apr.17.18 | No Comments

QUESTION: I have finally embraced email as my primary communication tool with clients as well as most of my opposing counsel and even the court. As I tend to serve the new generation of clients …Continue reading »


On Balance

VPN: A Simple Step Toward Cybersecurity

By | Apr.12.18 | No Comments

Many lawyers are intimidated by technology issues, including how to keep their data safe. Yet in a world where large cities can be held up by ransomware attacks and hackers can shut down multinational law …Continue reading »


On Balance

Rethinking Your Community to Improve Ethics Compliance — and Your Outlook

By | Mar.08.18 | No Comments

In previous columns, I have talked about the concept of tribes and building a network to support you when your practice takes off in a major way and you need extra help. But have you thought about …Continue reading »


Thomson Reuters Product Spotlight

Four Ways Law Practice Management Software Helps Prevent Legal Malpractice Claims

By | Feb.09.18 | No Comments

Since 2009, the number of legal malpractice suits has escalated along with the costs to defend them, according to annual surveys by Ames & Gogh, an insurance broker. They say: Insurers have paid claims of $50 …Continue reading »


On Balance

Your Law Practice Renovation, Part 2

By | Feb.08.18 | No Comments

In last month’s post, “Kick Off the New Year with a Practice Renovation,” we discussed starting the year with a renewed ethics drive and addressing common problem areas like advertising, insurance and file closures. Picking …Continue reading »


ASK THE EXPERTS AT 2CIVILITY.ORG

Is Jury Research on Social Media an Ethics Risk or a Competency Requirement?

By | Jan.23.18 | No Comments

QUESTION: During a recent jury trial, counsel was provided with completed jury questionnaires including names, ages, home addresses and places of employment. In addition to using traditional research techniques found in public records, to what extent …Continue reading »


On Balance

Kick Off the New Year With a Law Practice Renovation, Part 1

By | Jan.08.18 | No Comments

In my December post, “A Pre-Year-End Checklist for Solos and Small Firms,” we ran through the major systems of a law practice and took stock of concerns to attend to in the new year. (If you …Continue reading »


On Balance

A Pre-Year-End Checklist for Solos and Small Firms

By | Dec.05.17 | No Comments

As we approach the end of the year, it is a great time to run through your practice’s systems to see which ones may be ethics risks in their current state. This will help you …Continue reading »


On Balance

Ethically Outsourcing Social Media Management

By | Nov.08.17 | No Comments

It’s a given that you need to delegate or outsource some tasks if you want to grow as a firm. There are only so many hours in a day, and if you try to do …Continue reading »


Spotlight on the Future

Running With the Experts: Takeaways From the 2017 Futures Conference

By | Nov.03.17 | No Comments

Last week in Atlanta, the College of Law Practice Management’s (COLPM) 2017 Futures Conference, “Running With the Machines,” explored the current state of artificial intelligence in law practice — and provided a glimpse into the future. We asked College …Continue reading »