Lawyers in Transition: Time to Think About What’s Next?
October 26, 2015
Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Tom Lenfestey, Managing Member of The Law Practice Exchange, LLC. What I found…more
Can You Call Yourself “an Expert”?
October 14, 2015
Every so often, I get the question, can an attorney hold himself or herself out as an “expert” in an area of practice or as having “expertise” in…more
Am I Required to Self Report?
September 24, 2015
We get this question a lot. Do I have a duty to self report this conduct to the Bar? Unless we’re talking about the trust…more
Who Are Ya Gonna Call?
July 27, 2015
Suppose you have a legal or procedural issue you don’t quite know how to tackle? Suppose you’re wondering whether you have a conflict of interest?…more
What To Do If You’ve Goofed
May 30, 2015
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
New Proposed Rule for Self Reporting
May 12, 2015
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
Conflict Waivers: When Clients Change Their Mind
April 7, 2015
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
Conflict Waivers: When are they Enforceable?
February 3, 2015
I must apologize first for posing a question in the title of this blog that doesn’t have a definitive answer. I can give you some tips…more
New Standard for Direct Mail Solicitations
January 2, 2015
If you use targeted direct mail to advertise your legal services in North Carolina, you may already know that Rule 7.3(c), the direct mail solicitation…more
Your Avvo Profile: To Claim or Not to Claim
November 18, 2014
Have you claimed your Avvo profile yet? If you have, there are some ethics issues you should be aware of, and if you haven’t, you…more