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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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Interview with an Auditor

I had a chance recently to interview Tim Batchelor, the State Bar’s interim auditor, about himself, the State Bar’s audit program, and what he sees…more

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“Reply All” Revisited

On January 24, 2013, the Ethics Committee of the State Bar reconsidered its proposed published opinion, 2012 FEO 7*,  which stated that an attorney could…more

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Have You Looked at Your Website Lately?

As professionals, we may not like to think about marketing, except as a necessary evil.  If you have a website, and you should, don’t ignore…more

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Planning to Take a Vacation

Here’s a New Year’s resolution that will be fun to keep: plan to take at least one vacation this year.  Making time to take a…more

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Keep an Eye on Facebook

So, people keep telling me that we need to start a law firm Facebook page.  It’s hard enough for me to find the time to…more

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