All law firms need a document destruction policy. Here’s a sample one that you can modify to match the ethics rules in your state.
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Social Media, Judges, and Lawyers
Should lawyers research judges on social media? Is it ethical? Should lawyers and judges be friends on social media? What about if they were friends before the judge were appointed or elected? Learn more.
Trust Accounting Basics
Trust accounting isn’t always easy for lawyers. Here are the basics that all lawyers should know to avoid an ethics complaint.
Virginia Bar Takes Aim at Avvo
In 2017, Virginia Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics sent a strong opinion about Avvo and other ACMS platforms to the Supreme Court. Read more.
How to Keep Your Client Safe From Solicitation
Solicitation is a serious issue for lawyers. Do you know how to protect your clients or what you must do if it happens to them? Read more.
Practical Advice for Taking Better Notes
Note taking is an important yet often overlooked activity for lawyers. Here’s how you can take better notes.
Earned Fees & Unearned Fees: Handling a Mixed Check
Earned fees and unearned fees paid in a mixed check to a lawyer can be difficult to reconcile. Here’s what you need to know.
Astroturfing to Technethics, the New Vocabulary of Ethics
As legal ethics continue to try to keep up with technology, the vocabulary also changes. Here are some key terms you should know.
Government Spying on Privileged Communications
Since the announcement a few years back that the federal government had collected both phone call data and internet usage data, what can lawyers do to protect privileged communications?
Ntrepid Timestream Interactive Timeline Software Review
Ntrepid Timestream is an interactive timeline creation tool for lawyers. We tried to use it. Here’s what we thought about this legal tech tool.