Whose Name is it Anyway?
October 25, 2011
The N.C. State Bar Ethics Committee met last week, and they are still grappling with the Google Adwords opinion. If you’re not familiar with this…more
Outsourcing Administrative Functions: Is Client Consent Required?
September 18, 2011
A newly proposed ethics opinion, Proposed 2011 FEO 14, would require attorneys to obtain written consent from their clients before outsourcing administrative support services where client confidential…more
Quicken: Not for Trust Accounting
August 19, 2011
Quicken may be great for some things like tax submissions and payroll, even general accounting, but not for lawyer trust accounting. Why? Because Quicken doesn’t alert you when you…more
When Your Opinion is a Second Opinion
July 21, 2011
Have you ever had someone, who is already represented by counsel in a matter, call you wanting a second opinion about how his case is being…more
Why We All Need an E-Security Audit
July 7, 2011
With the emerging focus of the paperless office, the cloud-based office systems, and the portability of the law practice, we necessarily face increased security risks in…more
Tips to Avoid the Most Common Grievance
June 5, 2011
The most common type of grievance filed against attorneys these days is one of the easiest to avoid. Clients most frequently complain about being ignored…more
Anti-Contact Rule and Corporations
May 17, 2011
Suppose you represent an injured person and the opposing party is a corporation represented by counsel. In conducting witness interviews of company employees, who can…more
Refund of Fee Paid by Third Party: Don’t “Pay it Forward”
April 27, 2011
Assume a client has retained your services, and you receive a check in the mail for the advance fee or the flat fee, but the…more
Live Chat Pop Ups: Still Alive. . .
April 22, 2011
Ever been viewing a website and had a Live Chat pop up window appear asking if you need assistance? Who hasn’t? At its most recent quarterly…more
Alternative Business Models: Good or Bad?
April 7, 2011
On March 8, 2011, Fletcher Hartsell Jr., a North Carolina attorney and state senator, introduced a bill in the general assembly that would permit an…more