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Tag: Professional Ethics for Lawyers
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.
California Says You Must Understand E-Discovery in Order to Litigate
Did you know that the Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct Formal Opinion No. 2015-193 states that lawyers in California must understand e-discovery in order to litigate?
In the Courtroom, Personal Political Views Must Take a Backseat to Client Interests
Should a lawyer’s First Amendment rights be limited when in court? It depends on whether it directly relates to the case and surrounding legal ethics.
Responding to an Ethics Complaint: A How-To Guide
An ethics complaint can threaten your livelihood as an attorney. Here’s what you should and shouldn’t do if you receive notice of one filed against you.
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.