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Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

On Balance by Megan Zavieh

Overthinking Legal Tech and the Duty of Competence

Maybe lawyers' duty to maintain competence in technology is easier to attain than public discourse would lead us to believe.

Megan Zavieh - July 23, 2019

Lifting the Prohibition on Nonlawyer Ownership: Advantages for Small Firms

Critics say Rule 5.4 limits collaboration between lawyers and allied professionals when making business decisions, which affects the bottom line.

Susan Peters - July 16, 2019

Ethical Considerations in Boosting Your Client Reviews

Ask the Experts at 2Civility.org: Is there an acceptable practice for soliciting reviews without violating the rules of professional conduct? 

Mark C. Palmer - July 16, 2019

What’s in a Name? For Law Firms, Not Much

What does a legal consumer gain from a law firm name like Anderson & Jones? Nothing. Here's why all firms should be allowed to use a brand name.

Jared Correia - July 11, 2019
On Balance by Megan Zavieh

A Welcome Shift in How State Bars Are Addressing Mental Health

Megan Zavieh says it is encouraging that more states are removing mental health questions from bar applications — but is it enough?

Megan Zavieh - June 18, 2019
What's an ad - legal marketing ethics

When Is Your Communication an Ad?

When must a law firm’s marketing endeavors comply with the rules of professional conduct?

William Hornsby - May 29, 2019
lawyers dealing with emotional trauma

Survival Skill No. 3 for Lawyers: Dealing With Emotional Trauma

Empathy is important for lawyers. But you must recognize when you're emotionally compromised by secondary trauma.

Link Christin - April 23, 2019
How to Avoid Getting Hooked by Phishing Scams

How to Avoid Getting Hooked by Phishing Scams

"What are the best, and preferably affordable, ways to protect our office, and in turn protect our clients, from phishing scams and other online threats?"

Mark C. Palmer - March 28, 2019
attorney advertising maze

Navigating the Maze of Attorney Advertising Rules

Ethics jail is not crowded with those who breach the ad rules, but there are consequences. Beware of these three myths.

William Hornsby - March 18, 2019

Educating Clients About the Dangers of Social Media Activity

Indiscriminate posting during a legal case can pose big risks for clients.

Scott Distasio - March 6, 2019