Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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10 Habits for Successful Email Communication

Mark C. Palmer | To make my inbox more manageable, I had to change my ways and find new habits.

Mark C. Palmer - January 5, 2021
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The Year-End Wellness Checklist We All Need

Megan Zavieh | Along with the usual year-end checks on your firm's systems and best practices, here's a year-end wellness checklist befitting this unusual year.

Megan Zavieh - December 21, 2020
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Listen to Your Grandma: Steer Clear of Politics at Work

Megan Zavieh | While we have the right to speak our minds, consider the ethics and good business sense of doing it from a professional platform.

Megan Zavieh - November 24, 2020
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Blogging, Posting and Ethics — Oh, My!

Will Hornsby | As quick-read, no-cost attorney blogs and social media posts have emerged to replace bar magazine articles and law review notes, we must keep in mind the limits imposed by our rules of professional conduct.

William Hornsby - November 19, 2020
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Five (More) Things to Consider When Drafting Fee Agreements, Pt. 2

Megan Zavieh | Part 2 of this series on fee agreements addresses why to include terms of termination, liens on recovery, dispute resolution, client obligations, and potential changes in the law.

Megan Zavieh - October 26, 2020
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Everything a Lawyer Needs to Know When Drafting Fee Agreements, Pt. 1

Megan Zavieh | This two-part article addresses nine issues every lawyer should consider when drafting fee agreements for clients.

Megan Zavieh - September 28, 2020
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Attorney Advertising: The Errors of Your Omissions

Will Hornsby | The state rules that govern advertising are changing rapidly, but one thing that is not changing is the cornerstone prohibition against false or misleading advertisements.

William Hornsby - September 16, 2020
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How Acknowledging Microcultural Differences Can Make You a Better Lawyer

Megan Zavieh | Acknowledging microcultural differences can mean better communications with clients, better outcomes and fewer bar complaints.

Megan Zavieh - September 1, 2020
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This Is How You Avoid Advertising Rule Minefields

Will Hornsby | “You can go your own way.” I may be dating myself with this reference to the Fleetwood Mac tune from the 1970s, but this is an invitation the states have readily embraced when adopting the rules governing lawyer advertising.

William Hornsby - August 4, 2020
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Surviving a Bar Investigation During the COVID-19 Crisis

Megan Zavieh | If you're under state bar investigation, don't rush through it. Ask for reasonable extensions and prepare yourself for new and changing COVID-19 processes.

Megan Zavieh - July 21, 2020
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