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Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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
On Balance by Megan Zavieh

Lawyers’ Duty to Google: Not Changing Anytime Soon

The "duty to Google" is a shorthand way of saying that when information is easily available, it simply cannot be ignored.

Megan Zavieh - February 21, 2019
On Balance by Megan Zavieh

Understanding Electronic Discovery: Not Just for Biglaw

No matter where you practice, you must become familiar with the conduct of electronic discovery and educate your clients.

Megan Zavieh - January 28, 2019

Is Crowdfunding Legal Services Ethically Permissible?

Ask the Experts at 2Civility.org: Does your firm have the green light to accept this new method of payment?

Mark C. Palmer - January 21, 2019
8 legal marketing stories

The Top 8 Developments in Legal Marketing in 2018, and a Look Ahead

Looking back on the developments in legal marketing over the past year, we saw some important advances, as well as some, let’s say, interesting quests to get new clients. Here’s my list of the top eight legal marketing stories of the year.

William Hornsby - December 27, 2018

Imagine There’s No Legal Advertising

Is it possible we will see a time when lawyers are again banned from advertising? What would our business-getting efforts look like if so?

William Hornsby - November 29, 2018

Can Lawyers Ethically Accept Cryptocurrency?

Ask the Experts at 2Civility.org: Does your firm have the green light to accept this new method of payment?

Mark C. Palmer - October 10, 2018