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Out with the Old, In with the New: Closed File Storage

Many people box up old files, put them in storage, and hope they never see them again.  Attorneys, however, should store client files in a…more

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The Devil is in the Details: Common Trust Accounting Issues

Recently at a NCBA Law Practice Management & Technology Section Council meeting, Peter Bolac, the Trust Account Compliance Counsel at the State Bar, presented “Common…more

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Turning Out the Lights Part Four: Ethics of Closing a Law Firm

Ethical responsibilities should be one of the most important considerations in the sale, purchase, or dissolution of a law firm.  The Rules of Professional Conduct…more

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Turning Out the Lights Part Three: Checklist for Closing Your Law Firm

Closing a law practice takes time and planning. The most important considerations, outside of ethical responsibilities, are to start early, create and utilize a timeline…more

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Procedural Dilemma? Help is a Phone Call Away…

I recently attended the Wake County Bar Association/Tenth Judicial Bar Breakfast Discussion Series at Campbell Law School, and I am so glad I did.  The…more

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Turning Out the Lights Part Two: To Sell or Not to Sell

As we suggested in part one of this series, exit planning is a hot topic, and the end of a legal career is a certainty…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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