Yearly Archives › 2015

Maintaining a Strong Professional Core

If you’ve been to a gym, attended almost any exercise class, or worked with a personal trainer in the last 5+ years, you almost certainly…more

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What To Do If You’ve Goofed

Have you ever made a mistake in your practice?  Of course you have.  We all have.  The question is what are you ethically required to…more

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New Proposed Rule for Self Reporting

The newly proposed rules regarding trust accounting are designed to better protect the public by facilitating the early detection of theft and internal errors in attorney…more

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To Represent or Not Represent: Either Way, Put it in Writing

An article on Law360 makes a persuasive argument for engagement letters and provides: Law firms facing malpractice claims are often the victims of their own…more

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Conflict Waivers: When Clients Change Their Mind

In a prior blog, we discussed how to draft an effective written conflict waiver.  You may recall that an effective waiver, at a minimum, should…more

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Is My Blog Considered Attorney Advertising?

The Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct of the State Bar of California (Standing Committee) recently published a proposed ethics opinion regarding attorney blogging. …more

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Mixing Business with Pleasure: Dual Relationships

If you have a client or patient that you connect with on a personal level, is it okay to have a social as well as…more

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BYOD: “BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (or DISASTER)”

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to work is becoming a common practice. The ABA, who jokingly- I think- referred to the trend as “Bring Your…more

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Non-Public Personal Information (NPPI) and the Real Estate Closing Attorney

Non-public Personal Information (NPPI) is personal identifiable data provided by a customer or client generally on a form or application.  It includes the first name…more

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Think Before You Link: New NC Ethics Opinion on Social Media Connections

The Ethics Committee has now adopted an opinion[1] about the propriety of making and accepting invitations to connect and endorsements from judges and others on…more

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