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Now You Can Retire…Or Not

At its last quarterly meeting in July 2013, the Ethics Committee voted to adopt a proposed change to Rule 1.17 Sale of a Law Practice,…more

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Disconnect: A Matter of Professionalism and Respect

Modern communication technology enables lawyers to accomplish things in a much more timely, efficient and effective manner in many instances.  Utilized properly, digital communications also…more

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Turning Out the Lights Without Leaving Clients in the Dark

Exit planning is a hot topic in North Carolina although we are certainly not the first state to tackle these issues.   Keith Kapp, President of…more

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Count Your Blessings

Well I finally got my butt in gear and signed up for the CALL 4ALL program (now “Lawyer on the Line”) with the NC Bar…more

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Revel in Your Down Time

Perhaps “revel” is too strong a word.  But definitely make the most of it when business is slow.  If you’re like me, you start getting…more

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Some “Expert” Advice

I often get the question of whether attorneys can advertise that they are “experts” or have “expertise” in a particular practice area.  The question likely…more

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Interview with an Auditor

I had a chance recently to interview Tim Batchelor, the State Bar’s interim auditor, about himself, the State Bar’s audit program, and what he sees…more

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“Reply All” Revisited

On January 24, 2013, the Ethics Committee of the State Bar reconsidered its proposed published opinion, 2012 FEO 7*,  which stated that an attorney could…more

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Have You Looked at Your Website Lately?

As professionals, we may not like to think about marketing, except as a necessary evil.  If you have a website, and you should, don’t ignore…more

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