Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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Can You Relocate Without Taking a New Bar Exam?

Relocating once you are a licensed attorney brings special headaches. Megan Zavieh explains ways you may be able to remain a practicing lawyer in a new state — without taking another bar exam.

Megan Zavieh - January 12, 2023
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5 Organizational Skills for Lawyers

Camille Stell | When it comes to attorney organization, we all have the same amount of time. Here are five things hyper-productive people do every day.

Camille Stell - December 29, 2022
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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 - November 30, 2022
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Can Lawyers Ethically Store and Transmit Client Info in the Cloud?

Ask the Experts at 2Civility.org: Our law firm would like to reduce our paper and physical storage use and costs by “going to the cloud” with our data. Before we invest in training our attorneys and staff, how do we know what ...

Mark C. Palmer - October 30, 2022
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Shutting Down Uncivil Opposing Counsel

It's been said (often) that lawyers were genteel, professional and respectful of their colleagues in the past. But the last few decades haven't been good ones for the profession on that front. Intimidation, shabby lawyering, "over-papering" and ...

Quinn Clancy - October 28, 2022
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Ethical Considerations for Flat Fee Billing

Mark C. Palmer | Q: “I’d like to expand my law firm’s flat-fee offerings into new practice areas, but I want to make sure it's a sound financial move and an ethically permissible one.”

Mark C. Palmer - October 11, 2022
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Nuts and Bolts of Getting and Giving Lawyer Referrals

One-off referrals are nice. But here's how to build a lawyer referrals network that sends a steady stream of business to your law firm.

Mary Lokensgard - October 7, 2022
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Keeping Better Lawyer Notes

Yellow legal pads, containing what at least to a casual observer might seem unintelligible scribbles, abound in most lawyers' offices. Of course, good legal business practice dictates that we take copious and clear notes to identify work we have ...

Megan Zavieh - September 30, 2022
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A Letter of Closure for All the Right Reasons

Using a letter of closure at the end of a client engagement varies greatly firm to firm — and at times among lawyers within the same firm. Among those who don't use them, the excuses I hear include, “We do a lot of flat-fee, in-and-out kinds of ...

Mark Bassingthwaighte - September 24, 2022
referral fees

Is It OK to Pay Referral Fees?

In most practice areas, a lawyer’s marketing efforts should focus on generating a strong referral pipeline—from both non-lawyers and lawyers alike. If those efforts are successful, you'll probably need some guidance on referral fees. Here it is.

Roy S. Ginsburg - September 20, 2022
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