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Breaking News in the State Bar Disciplinary Arena

On July 8, 2022, new legislation went into effect that will afford North Carolina attorneys an additional review process and a chance to appear in…more

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Rule 4.2 and Corporate Representation

Over the years I have responded to many questions about the interpretation of Rule 4.2 governing communication with a represented party, especially when the represented…more

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What’s in a “Trade” Name? Registration Requirement Eliminated

Lawyers are likely aware of the new advertising rules that were certified by the NC Supreme Court in May 2021.  But what you may not…more

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Ethical Expression of Thanks

As many of you already know, the N.C. State Bar adopted (and the NC Supreme Court certified in May 2021) amendments to the Rules of…more

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Important Proposed Changes to HIPAA and HITECH Act: Comment Now!

The federal government is proposing significant changes to the regulations governing health care records that could affect you as a consumer, health care professional, or…more

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Ethics Advice: A Cost of Professional Practice

A large part of my practice involves giving ethics advice to lawyers.  Sometimes the advice is about their own conduct, and other times, the question…more

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Happy Holidays from The Brocker Law Firm

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COVID Advice on the Fly? Think First

The pace at which laws and regulations are changing due to COVID-19 can make your head spin.  Efforts to keep abreast of the changing regulatory…more

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Brush Up On Your Intake

The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” can certainly be applied to your firm’s intake procedures.  If you get…more

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Professionals and the Duty to Self-Report – Part II

In our last blog, we discussed the duties imposed on licensed or certified professionals to self-report if they are on the receiving end of a…more

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