Legal Ethics

We all want to reduce our risk for legal malpractice.

Here you can find our thoughts on attorney-client privilege, existing client communication and your duties with potential clients.

We also discuss your emerging responsibilities in regards to online privacy and security.

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How Accessible Is Your Law Firm Website? (The Answer Should Be “Very”)

Website accessibility—ensuring everyone can interact with your website, regardless of ability—is critical. Here's a primer on how to get started on ensuring your site is accessible.

Use Technology to Streamline Your Practice and Help You Stay Out of Ethics Trouble

There are many ways you can use technology to help keep your clients informed, make sure you don't miss an appointment, and get your billing done in a timely fashion. Here are some examples of how technology can assist you in complying with your ethics obligations.

Year-End Law Practice Checklist

The New Year is a great time for refreshing of all kinds, including refreshing your office and practice and setting yourself up for success. Take the time to put in place the tools for a great and prosperous year.

Writing Less, Lawyer Mindsets, & Public Defenders

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: The Legal Toolkit, Legal Rebels, and Reveal.

Operational Security for Lawyers

Threat Modeling for Lawyers

Lawyers need to think about operational security—the process of identifying the important information you possess and how you will protect it. In this post, the first in a series, you can learn how to create a threat model—an assessment of what security threats you face.

What Can You Do When Your Office Goes Up In Flames?

How can your firm recover when all your files are burned to a crisp? Law Practice Confidential can help.

The Profession Must Actually Help Addicted Lawyers

The legal profession has an addiction problem, and it is going about fixing that in all the wrong ways.

The Ethics of Ghostwriting for Pro Se Litigants

Ghostwriting is an effective way to provide assistance for a pro se litigant. However, jurisdictions differ on how much assistance triggers a duty to disclose that a lawyer has ghostwritten a pleading. Here is a guide to which states require what levels of disclosure.

Lawyer Videos That Push the Boundaries of Dignity and Good Taste

Zombie lawyers, puppet attorneys, and more make an appearance in this roundup of YouTube lawyer advertisements.

3 Social Media Ethics Traps to Avoid

Lawyers use social media in both a personal and professional capacity. Here are three social media ethics traps that you should work on avoiding.