Ethics




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 »


On Balance

Attorney Discipline Matters: A Fool for a Client?

By | May.08.17 | No Comments

We’ve all heard the adage that a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client. When it comes to attorney discipline matters, there are certainly times when this is true. However, there are …Continue reading »


Client-Centric CIRSO Method

How Smart Lawyers Solve Problems

By | Apr.26.17 | No Comments

Attendees at CodeX FutureLaw 2017 were reminded of some obvious but often forgotten lessons of being a lawyer. One is that clients do not understand the law. This seems obvious, right? Well, not really. Lawyers often …Continue reading »


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How to Respond to Negative Online Attorney Reviews

By | Apr.25.17 | 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 had a perfect ranking going on a popular attorney …Continue reading »


Exit Strategy

Leaving Your Law Firm: Who Can You Tell, and When?

By | Apr.18.17 | No Comments

So, you’ve decided to leave your firm. One of the first questions that likely comes to mind is whether — and when — you can tell clients, your firm, colleagues and staff. As it turns out, …Continue reading »