Must We Reveal Those Skeletons?
November 7, 2016
I was reminded recently of an Ethics Decision (unpublished) that answered the question, “When must a lawyer disclose unsavory personal information” to a client or…more
Conflict Checks: Not Just for New Clients
September 12, 2016
In evaluating conflicts, I always tell my attorney clients that it is important to have a mechanism in place to (1) Identify, (2) Assess and (3)…more
Targeted Direct Texting
July 29, 2016
There is a newly proposed ethics opinion (October 2016) which will supersede the information in this blog. Lawyers are familiar with targeted direct mail solicitation,…more
The Stressed Out Lawyer
February 29, 2016
I am a natural born fretter. I tend to envision all the ways things could go wrong, and I tell myself it’s so I’ll be…more
Just Say No
February 4, 2016
For a while there, it looked as if the State Bar was going to require all law firms using any kind of personal mobile technology…more
To Withdraw or Not to Withdraw
December 30, 2015
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
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