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Ethics Committee Tackles Pay-per-lead

The Ethics Committee is currently considering two inquiries on Internet based pay-per-lead or pay-per-click services.  Less than 10 years ago, these inquiries would not have even…more

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Undercover Attorneys?

A client has come to you for help alleging that he tried to rent an apartment, but the landlord was engaging in discriminatory practices and…more

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The Mobile Practice of Law

Work from home, your car, or wherever life happens to take you?  The practice of law is forever changing, and so must the interpretation of the…more

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Update on Testimonials in Advertising

On March 7, 2012, the subcommittee assigned to review the use of testimonials in advertising met via tele-conference to discuss possible changes to the staff-proposed opinion…more

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The Final Word on Cloud Computing

On January 26, 2012, the North Carolina State Bar Ethics Committee met and finally approved the revised opinion on the use of cloud computing or…more

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Using Client Testimonials with Results

I believe the use of client testimonials or endorsements is one of the most effective ways that lawyers can market themselves.  I know that when I want…more

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Whose Name is it Anyway?

The N.C. State Bar Ethics Committee met last week, and they are still grappling with the Google Adwords opinion.  If you’re not familiar with this…more

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Outsourcing Administrative Functions: Is Client Consent Required?

A newly proposed ethics opinion, Proposed 2011 FEO 14, would require attorneys to obtain written consent from their clients before outsourcing administrative support services where client confidential…more

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Quicken: Not for Trust Accounting

Quicken may be great for some things like tax submissions and payroll, even general accounting, but not for lawyer trust accounting.  Why?  Because Quicken doesn’t alert you when you…more

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When Your Opinion is a Second Opinion

Have you ever had someone, who is already represented by counsel in a matter, call you wanting a second opinion about how his case is being…more

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