Ethics



On Balance

Who Needs to Know I Got Sanctioned?

By | Sep.17.15 | No Comments

Suffering through a disciplinary proceeding is bad enough, but when it’s done and the sanction has been issued, the experience isn’t over. You must report the sanction anywhere else you are admitted to practice. Who Must …Continue reading »


Ethics in Practice

The Lesson of the Ashley Madison Hack: Should You Care?

By | Sep.10.15 | No Comments

I am going to assume that you, dear reader, had no personal information leaked as a result of the Ashley Madison hack. You may have been curious — after all, who didn’t wonder whether they …Continue reading »


On Balance

Finding Work-Life Balance as a Solo: Ethics Tips

By | Aug.17.15 | No Comments

Work-life balance is such a great catchphrase, encapsulating the struggle we all face as we walk the tightrope between our careers and personal lives. If you ever worked in a large organization (think BigLaw), it …Continue reading »


On Balance

Recovery After Bar Discipline

By | Jul.13.15 | 2 Comments

Any lawyer who has been through the bar discipline process will tell you it was one of the most stressful, horrific experiences of their career. It truly is the low point. So you would think, having …Continue reading »


On Balance

When the Privilege Waiver Is Unclear

By | Jun.11.15 | 2 Comments

In the attorney discipline business, privilege waiver is a central issue. When a client files a state bar complaint against his attorney, privilege is waived, subject to nuances. (Of course, isn’t everything in law subject …Continue reading »


Website Marketing

Language to Keep Your Website Ethically Sound

By | Jun.03.15 | 2 Comments

You’ve spent thousands of dollars building and refining your law firm website, in hopes it attracts lots of new clients. But have you thought through the various legal issues surrounding the use of websites to market …Continue reading »


Email Management, Part 2

Two (More) Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyers

By | Apr.28.15 | No Comments

Just because nearly everyone knows how to send email doesn’t mean they use it well. In my previous post (“Most Dangerous Outlook Features for Lawyers“), I showed you two frequently used Outlook features that trip up even …Continue reading »


Part 3

Care and Feeding of Your Referral Network

By | Apr.15.15 | 2 Comments

In the first two posts in her series on lawyer referrals, Mary Lokensgard explained how to “Get More Good Referrals for Your Law Practice” and what’s involved in the “Nuts and Bolts of Getting and Giving Referrals.” How do …Continue reading »


Part 2

Nuts and Bolts of Getting and Giving Referrals

By | Mar.30.15 | No Comments

You’ve invested time and energy in creating a referral network, but building the network wasn’t an end in itself (see “Part 1: Get More Good Referalls for Your Law Practice“). The goal is getting and giving the …Continue reading »