Yearly Archives › 2019

Retaining Good Employees — Begins with You

A consistent question I receive from practice owners and professionals is, “How do I keep good associates?”  Lawyers and other professionals come and go, and…more

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For the Civil Procedure Pocket of Your Utility Belt

I like to believe every attorney has an inner nerd who loves to pick up cool procedural tips.  Maybe it’s just me.  I squirrel them…more

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Take a Lawyer to Lunch

When I first began practicing law in North Carolina, one of my primary mentors told me about a strict policy he followed concerning filing sanction…more

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We Passed!

Well, now I can say we’ve been audited by the State Bar! You may know that we called up Anne Parkin, the State Bar Auditor,…more

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Voluntary Trust Account Audit

The Tenth Judicial District was the lucky district selected for the State Bar’s random attorney trust account audit program this quarter. But I didn’t feel…more

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Use Your Resources

You’re competent in the area of law you practice.  Of course you are!  But have you ever had some unusual circumstance occur in the middle…more

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It’s a New Year: Resolve to Reconcile

If you read the quarterly State Bar Journal disciplinary section, you know that ignoring the trust account can result in severe disciplinary action.  Do you…more

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A Good Lesson

We all make mistakes and have bad days.  That’s, in part, what liability insurance is for.  But I recently had a good reminder not to…more

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