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Should Lawyers Be Using Email Encryption?

Mark C. Palmer | Q: What precautions should I take when communicating with clients? Should everything be encrypted these days?

Mark C. Palmer - July 20, 2023
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Is Your Law Firm Website Bar Compliant?

Annette Choti | A quick primer on some of the most common law firm website ethics rules.

Annette Choti - September 18, 2022
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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 - June 30, 2022
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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 - June 23, 2022
How Lawyers Should Respond to Cognitive Decline in a Client

Mark C. Palmer | "Can I continue to properly serve a client who may have diminished capacity? What if he continues to decline?" Ask the Experts at 2Civlity.org.

Mark C. Palmer - June 22, 2022
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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
Are Solicitations the Upside Down of Advertisements in EthicsWorld?

Will Hornsby examines the blurred lines between the ethics rules governing lawyer “advertisements” and “solicitations.”

William Hornsby - November 19, 2019
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Can I Say That? The Importance of Avoiding False or Misleading Advertisements

Let's unpack ABA Model Rule 7.1, Communications Concerning a Lawyer's Services.

William Hornsby - September 11, 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
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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
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