Encrypt and Send Documents with docTrackr
For lawyers, maintaining client confidentiality is paramount. As such, lawyers have always had an obligation to take reasonable steps to ensure that confidential client data remains secure. The good news is that lawyers today have more choices than ever when it comes to secure communication and collaboration with their clients, including docTrackr, a cloud-based service […]
Common Sense Lives in Law
Common sense is not dead in the world of law.
What Does Suspension Really Mean?
What does it actually mean when an attorney is suspended from the practice of law? What must he do? What must he not do? What may he do?
Trust Accounting Basics
Proper trust accounting is vital to keeping attorneys out of ethics trouble. Learn the rules and know where to turn with questions.
Social Media and Jurors
Social media is a great source of information for lawyers investigating potential jurors. How can lawyers use it without crossing ethical lines? Social media also gives jurors an outlet to violate court instructions, and lawyers monitor their online postings to make sure they do not jeopardize the judicial process.
Government Spying on Privileged Communications
The government admits it is spying on all of our phone calls and many people's internet usage. Are your client communications still privileged when the government is watching?
Much Ado About LinkedIn Endorsements
Whether you’re unconvinced that LinkedIn is useful for anything, if you maintain a profile there, you should spend a minute or three understanding the potential consequences of approving endorsements. But that’s about all the time you need to spend. Not too long ago, Bob Ambrogi asked: Do LinkedIn Endorsements Violate Legal Ethics? Bob does a […]
Your Firm is Not Prepared for Your Death
Lawyers, especially solos and small firm lawyers, need a plan in the event of their death. After hearing a recent panel discussion on the subject, I look at some ideas for planning for the death of a solo or small firm lawyer.
Weekend Reading: “On Being a Happy, Healthy, and Ethical Member of an Unhappy, Unhealthy, and Unethical Profession”
I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that the profession that you are about to enter is one of the most unhappy and unhealthy on the face of the earth — and, in the view of many, one of the most unethical. The good news is that you can join this […]
Are Billable Hours Eroding Trust Between Lawyers and Clients?
Billable hours are again being scrutinized as a result of alleged overbilling by a large law firm. Is hourly billing eroding the trust between lawyers and clients?
Advising Clients and Their Spouses: An Issue of Privilege
The loss of the attorney client privilege could hurt your client and place you on the hook for malpractice, unless you handle it the right way.