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To Withdraw or Not to Withdraw

So you may recall that in a previous blog, we addressed the issue of whether you must disclose a mistake or error in judgment to…more

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Lawyers in Transition: Time to Think About What’s Next?

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

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Can You Call Yourself “an Expert”?

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

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Am I Required to Self Report?

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

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Who Are Ya Gonna Call?

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

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What To Do If You’ve Goofed

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

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New Proposed Rule for Self Reporting

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

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Conflict Waivers: When Clients Change Their Mind

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

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Conflict Waivers: When are they Enforceable?

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

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New Standard for Direct Mail Solicitations

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

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