Floods, market crashes, hurricanes, fires, personal illness, malicious employees —we live in a troubled world. You probably don’t need to protect your firm from extraterrestrials (well … not yet), but you do need to be forearmed against reasonably foreseeable disasters, natural or man-made!
There are easy, and cheap steps that you can take to help ensure continued service
Rule 8.3 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct indicates that “a lawyer who knows that that a judge has committed a violation of applicable rules of judicial conduct that raises a substantial question as to the judge's fitness for office shall inform the appropriate authority.” Rule 8.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct explains that it is professional misconduct for
Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become part of every lawyer’s daily life, and they can be helpful tools for expanding your professional presence and marketing your practice, as well as valuable investigative tools. But the same ethical rules that govern lawyers’ conduct also apply to their use of social media, and that can raise some concerns for lawyers in their use of these tools.
This webinar will focus on the ethical use of LinkedIn as a ma
This program will explore ethical issues from a transactional lawyer's perspective. Using the ABA's Model Rules of Professional conduct as a guide, we'll consider sticky situations that often arise in the course of negotiating and drafting contracts, like these:
Lawyers have an ethical duty to be competent and to keep their client data confidential. Clients too want to keep their confidential data protected. All too often, information security is not prioritized by law firms. It costs money to protect data and businesses frequently resist budgeting for security, even though an ounce of prevention is far less expensive than a pound of cure. Investigating a
The adage that all publicity is good is not always true. The press is filled with stories about how lawyers end up in hot water by filing improperly-redacted documents, disclosing confidential information to family and friends, and allowing technological ignorance to prejudice clients.
Attendees will learn about the ethical pitfalls of the mobile, cloud and everyday law office computing. In this program, attendees will learn about cloud options and address how to safely store documents, data and programs in the cloud and on mobile devices.
Learn what programs and features you should & must use in cloud storage options like Dropbox, Box & OneDrive.
Everyone knows that, much like diet and exercise, networking is good for you and that, similarly, there are lots of excuses for avoiding it.
When coaching lawyers or conducting CLEs on business development, the author hears a lot of resistance to incorporating networking as a means of building a book of business. Here are the most common excuses:
I don't have the time.
As law office technology becomes more sophisticated, more and more of the functions of that software is moving off-site...off of the lawyers' own computers and networks, and into the "Cloud."
Different states take different positions about how and whether attorneys can and should be using cloud services in their practices.
This articles reviews nearly three dozen ethics opinions from multiple jurisdictions to discuss those various positions.
California attorneys and paralegals can earn one hour of California Legal Ethics MCLE credit by reading this article and completing the accompanying quiz related to the article and the Ethics Opinions it covers.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man [person]. There will still be business enough.”
Lincoln on Professionalism was created by the Atlanta Bar Association in partnership with the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism in Georgia in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. The CLE program presents the writings of Abraham Lincoln to create an engaging documentary-style program on professionalism.