Ethics


On Balance

Ethically Outsourcing Social Media Management

By | Nov.08.17 | 1 Comment

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 »


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Can Lawyers and Judges Be Social Media Friends?

By | Oct.24.17 | No Comments

QUESTION: I’ve been practicing in my medium-size legal community for going on 20 years. During that time, I’ve watched technology advance my private practice by leaps and bounds, including client development via social media outlets. …Continue reading »


On Balance

Overcoming Fear of Success Through Ethical Safeguards

By | Oct.12.17 | No Comments

Self-employed lawyers rely heavily on their ability to propel their businesses forward — more so than lawyers employed by others or members of large firms. Fail to keep the engines going and your practice will …Continue reading »




On Balance

How to Handle a State Bar Letter Questioning Your Fitness to Practice

By | Aug.08.17 | No Comments

In my last column, I discussed how you can relocate to another state without sitting for another bar exam. One question that naturally stems from that discussion is what to do if you make a …Continue reading »


On Balance | Ethics

Can You Relocate Without Taking a New Bar Exam?

By | Jul.12.17 | 1 Comment

Whether you’re a military spouse, an adventurous spirit, want to be with aging parents or just want to move to another state, relocating once you are a licensed attorney brings special headaches. Unlike other licensed professions, …Continue reading »


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The Right Way to Start a Law Blog?

By | Jul.11.17 | 1 Comment

In this new feature, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism will be answering questions about ethical quandaries and issues in the business of practicing law. QUESTION: “I’ve been bringing our law firm into the 21st century by …Continue reading »


On Balance

How Tribes Can Power Your Law Practice

By | Jun.05.17 | 1 Comment

The idea of a “tribe” is powerful. Who would not feel connected in a group of people tied together by common values, traditions or goals? Tribes have two distinct yet equally important roles to play …Continue reading »