Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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 - May 20, 2022
email communication

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 - May 5, 2022
joint letter

Leaving Your Firm? Aim for a Joint Notice to Clients

Mark C. Palmer | Q: "I’ve accepted an offer to lateral to another firm. I’ll be continuing in the same practice area and locale, so I hope to keep some of my clients, current and past. While I’ve watched my colleagues make similar moves, I’m ...

Mark C. Palmer - April 4, 2022
regulatory reform

Why Regulatory Reform Is Desperately Needed in the U.S.

Camille Stell | Regulatory reform is needed to eliminate legal deserts in the U.S.

Camille Stell - March 25, 2022
spring cleaning

Spring Cleaning, Solo Style

Megan Zavieh | Feeling bogged down by the winter months? Spring forward with these top five solo practice cleanups.

Megan Zavieh - March 16, 2022
law firm ownership

What’s New in Law Firm Ownership?

Roy Ginsburg | Critics contend Rule 5.4 is a considerable obstacle to innovation and to the country’s access to justice problem. Slowly but surely, cracks are appearing.

Roy S. Ginsburg - February 8, 2022
bar exam

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 - February 4, 2022
law firm marketing trends

Law Firm Marketing Regulation: What’s Hot and What’s Not — a Tribute

"It's not an imitation, it's a tribute." | Bob Denney passed away in October. In his honor, Will Hornsby borrows his format as he looks back over the recent past and a bit into the coming year.

William Hornsby - December 28, 2021
texting clients

Ethics Reminders for Lawyers Texting Clients

Mark C. Palmer | Q: "Now that I’ve opened the floodgates by giving my cell number to clients, what ethics pitfalls might come from texting clients?"

Mark C. Palmer - November 23, 2021
nurturing virtual relationships

Five Tips for Nurturing Virtual Relationships With Your Employees

Camille Stell | Ways to show you value and support the people who make your practice possible.

Camille Stell - October 15, 2021
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