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Your Avvo Profile: To Claim or Not to Claim

Have you claimed your Avvo profile yet? If you have, there are some ethics issues you should be aware of, and if you haven’t, you…more

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What’s My Line? – Your LinkedIn Endorsements

Unlike the game show “What’s My Line” from the 1960’s where celebrity panelists had to guess the occupation of contestants by asking a series of questions, you don’t…more

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Are You Checking Your LinkedIn Endorsements?

At its last quarterly meeting, the Ethics Committee adopted a proposed opinion about the propriety of making and accepting both invitations to connect and endorsements…more

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Social Media Ethics: Part 2

At its last quarterly meeting, the State Bar Ethics Committee decided that competent representation includes advice about a client’s social media postings to the extent they are relevant…more

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Clarity is Key

As lawyers, we like to think we excel in communicating our thoughts, ideas and arguments to others.  Yet sometimes, we forget that it is important…more

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Are You a Good Boss?

One of the fundamental principles in running a successful law practice is being a good leader.  Have you ever asked yourself, “Am I a good…more

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Seven Dirty Words in Lawyer Advertising

OK, so the words are not really dirty, indecent, or obscene, and their use won’t get you arrested — a la George Carlin.  But there…more

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State Bar to Tackle LinkedIn Issues

At its most recent quarterly meeting, the Ethics Committee discussed whether an attorney could accept a LinkedIn invitation from a judge or accept an endorsement…more

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Soliciting Facebook “Likes”

What does it mean when someone “likes” your firm on its Facebook page? Does it mean they like your firm, the people in your firm,…more

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Double Check For Conflicts

Do you ever wonder if your conflict checking software is doing all it’s supposed to do? Maybe you don’t even have conflicts checking software, but…more

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