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Signing Up Clients: Use of Paralegal Could be UPL

In July 2010, the State Bar adopted “Guidelines for Use of Paralegals in Rendering Legal Services.” These guidelines prohibit paralegals from engaging in the practice…more

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Direct Mail Ads – Look Out for a Rule Change

Today, the NC Ethics Committee voted to publish a revision to Rule 7.3(c). The Rule currently requires that all direct mail solicitations contain the words,…more

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Money Laundering Scams Targeting Lawyers

Have you ever received a call from a potential client who either 1) has just inherited lots of money, or 2) reached an agreement with…more

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To Report or Not to Report

Most lawyers know that the Rules of Professional Conduct require lawyers to report certain conduct of other lawyers. Rule 8.3 provides that a lawyer who…more

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

It is rare that a lawyer stays in one place for his or her entire career. Lawyers change law firms everyday. And yet, relatively few…more

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Think Before You Link

Social Networking is the craze these days, but are all social networking sites right for lawyers? It depends on how you use them. For example,…more

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State Bar Tackles Cloud Computing

At the latest quarterly meeting, on April 15, 2010, the Ethics Committee of the NC State Bar voted to publish a new ethics opinion addressing…more

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