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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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The Latest on “Reply All”

The “Reply All” opinion was again discussed at the latest Ethics Committee meeting in July 2013 (2012 FEO 7).  I won’t provide the tedious details…more

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Now You Can Retire…Or Not

At its last quarterly meeting in July 2013, the Ethics Committee voted to adopt a proposed change to Rule 1.17 Sale of a Law Practice,…more

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Count Your Blessings

Well I finally got my butt in gear and signed up for the CALL 4ALL program (now “Lawyer on the Line”) with the NC Bar…more

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Revel in Your Down Time

Perhaps “revel” is too strong a word.  But definitely make the most of it when business is slow.  If you’re like me, you start getting…more

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Some “Expert” Advice

I often get the question of whether attorneys can advertise that they are “experts” or have “expertise” in a particular practice area.  The question likely…more

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