Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

law firm client portal

Can Client Portals Reshape the Practice of Law? An Ethical Perspective

Mark C. Palmer | Benefits of client portals include improved 1) security, 2) communications, 3) payments and 4) marketability.

Mark C. Palmer - April 12, 2021
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Six Things Every Lawyer (and Marketer) Should Know About Lawyer Advertising Ethics

Will Hornsby | I’ve plowed some of this ground in prior posts, but here is a framework to understand the six most important issues.

William Hornsby - March 10, 2021
Public Advocacy

Public Advocacy vs. Litigation: Basing Problem-Solving on the Client’s Goal

Megan Zavieh | Litigators want to litigate, but recent events in California show that sometimes we need a different approach.

Megan Zavieh - February 22, 2021
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Blogging, Posting and Ethics — Oh, My! Part 2

Will Hornsby | Is it unethical for someone else to write your blog posts? When does your blog risk creating an attorney-client relationship?

William Hornsby - February 10, 2021
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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
wellness Checklist

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
attorney fee agreement

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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