A Lawyer’s Duty to Self-Report?
October 30, 2018
Years ago, when I was on the ethics staff at the State Bar, I used to get the question, “Am I required to self-report conduct?”…more
When is Friending Too Friendly?
August 15, 2018
I hear more and more about attorneys connecting with their clients on social media. The reasoning? There is a greater connection with your clients. It…more
Friending a Represented Opposing Party
August 3, 2018
Some time ago, in a blog far, far away, we explored the topic of social media and discovery. In particular, we had concluded that it…more
Could New Advertising Rules be on the Horizon?
June 29, 2018
Have you ever been confounded by the complexity of the advertising rules, especially with respect to direct mail/email communications? When must you use a disclaimer…more
Choose to Light Lamps
January 31, 2018
I recently attended a funeral for a friend’s mother, and was moved by the service and the remarks made about this wonderful woman. I learned…more
The Law Trumps a Client’s Directive for Payment
January 4, 2018
Suppose you are a personal injury attorney. The client has agreed to the settlement and when it comes time to go over the settlement disbursement…more
Empathy Is at the Core of What We Do
October 10, 2017
Attorney at Law Magazine featured Deanna and Doug Brocker as Attorneys of the Month in the October edition. Read the article below or click here…more
Attorney Referrals: Any Ethics Issues?
October 6, 2017
Attorneys are often called upon to refer clients or potential clients to other lawyers. Maybe you do not feel comfortable handling the practice area in…more
When “Good Enough” is Not Good Enough
July 26, 2017
Lawyers often come to us with funds in their trust account that they can’t identify. Perhaps they hire an accountant or CPA to try to…more