Check out my latest post on Attorney at Work, discussing whether attorneys may ethically take credit cards. The answer is yes, but be sure to read the ins and outs before swiping that card!
The American Bar Association recently published my article on ethics considerations for lawyers considering using Groupon, Amazon Local and similar services to advertise. Before signing up for such online marketing, read what I have to say about it here.
Check out my latest post at AttorneyAtWork.com, discussing whether the length of time an attorney has been in practice should be a mitigating factor when it comes to discipline or whether it should actually be an aggravating one.
Check out my latest post at Lawyerist.com on how lawyers suffering from disabilities, particularly depression, seek the assistance of the Americans with Disabilities Act in trying to escape liability for ethical violations. It typically does not work, but it’s an attractive argument and one that bears analysis on the ins and outs of a landmark piece of legislation on an epidemic facing attorneys.
I recently posted on Attorney at Work about the latest threat to client confidentiality — the specter of random trust account audits by California ethics regulators. Read the original post here.
The State Bar of California recently admitted to practice an attorney who has lived in the state for many years as an undocumented alien. Interesting interplay between immigration law and legal ethics — check out my post at Attorney At Work for more.
My new monthly column On Balance at Attorney At Work focuses on emerging issues in law practice and their ethical ramifications. My inaugural issue is on cloud computing, the NSA and how the UK is viewing us right now. Check it out!