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A Lawyer’s Duty to Self-Report?

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

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When is Friending Too Friendly?

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

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Friending a Represented Opposing Party

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

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Could New Advertising Rules be on the Horizon?

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

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Choose to Light Lamps

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

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The Law Trumps a Client’s Directive for Payment

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

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Wishing you a joyous holiday season

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Empathy Is at the Core of What We Do

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

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Attorney Referrals: Any Ethics Issues?

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

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When “Good Enough” is Not Good Enough

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

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