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Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

generative AI
Beware of Ethical Perils When Using Generative AI

The marketing objective is to get clients. The cybersecurity objective is to keep your data safe. Those two objectives are often at odds with one another.

Michael Maschke, Sharon Nelson and John Simek - April 13, 2023
ChatGPT Ethics
Ethical Pitfalls When Using ChatGPT

Mark C. Palmer | Q: "I’ve been trying out ChatGPT, and it’s pretty impressive! Before I start using it for legal writing, research or other tasks, what ethical pitfalls might I watch out for when using such a tool?

Mark C. Palmer - April 11, 2023
basic business skills
Business Basics for Busy New Solos

Camille Stell | What to know about business planning, office location, tech and more.

Camille Stell - March 15, 2023
client trust accounts
Tips for Handling Client Trust Accounts

Trust account problems are one of the top reasons lawyers are disciplined in the U.S. Certainly there are attorneys whose trust accounting activities are egregious—even criminal. But this doesn't account for all of the problems. Far too often, ...

Mark Bassingthwaighte - February 20, 2023
lawyer notes
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 - February 16, 2023
lawyer referrals
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 - February 15, 2023
settlement funds
Handling Settlement Funds: A Best-Practices Checklist

Best practices for handling settlement funds starts with a properly written and executed contingent fee agreement. This document should clearly communicate to the client how funds from a settlement check will be disbursed. In the case when a ...

Peggy Gruenke - February 14, 2023
lawyer specialization
Can I Say That? Part Three

What do you say when people ask you what you do? Will Hornsby explains some of the stickier points of networking and lawyer specialization.

William Hornsby - January 17, 2023
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 - January 12, 2023
lawyer organization tips
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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