Tag Archives: Legal Ethics

Attorney Tip #13 – Know Your Stuff or Get Help

There are many areas of the law, and no lawyer is an expert in all of them.  So before you offer legal advice and/or services that venture into an area of the law that is not within your expertise, be sure … Continue reading

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Evaluation of the North Carolina State Bar

Something is rotten in the state of North Carolina . . . or at least in the State Bar (“Bar”). Former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr has called for a full independent review of the Bar, which is the entity … Continue reading

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Lawyers Are Members of a Privileged Class?

Shockingly those words were actually uttered by a New York lawyer during a meeting with who he thought was a potential client.  The lawyer boasted that “they don’t send the lawyers to jail because we run the country,” that lawyers are “members … Continue reading

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It’s National Love Your Lawyer Day!

The American Lawyers Public Image Association (ALPIA) announced in a press release that November 6, 2015 is National Love Your Lawyer Day and to commemorate the occasion, ALPIA is asking the public to cease lawyer jokes and bashing for the … Continue reading

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Should You Pay For Attorney Mistakes?

Patrick Lamb, an attorney and blogger, wrote about attorney mistakes in his August 6, 2015 post on abajournal.com titled “How lawyers can embrace mistakes.”  In his piece, Mr. Lamb suggests that lawyers and law firms should conduct “After Action Assessments,” to … Continue reading

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The Elderly and Others Beware

A well-respected elder law attorney in New Jersey who offered seminars on end of life affairs pleaded guilty on Monday to first degree money laundering, admitting she stole millions of dollars from elderly clients.  According to the State of New … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #8 – Tread Lightly

What do you do when a client posts a negative review on Yelp, Avvo, Martindale Hubbell or another review website?  Do you shoot off a response?  Do you provide your side of the story?  Given what’s at stake, you should … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #6 – Be Upfront

When a client brings you a matter that will likely result in fees higher than the matter’s value, do you advise him/her of that fact?  If you hesitated to respond “yes,” even in the slightest, this tip is for you: … Continue reading

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Judicial Assistance For Litigants Without Lawyers?

The D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure recently called out a D.C. Superior Court judge seeking senior status for “discourteous and impatient treatment of litigants.”  The Commission was created in 1970 to oversee the conduct of D.C.’s judges.   Reading the … Continue reading

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You Can’t Judge Attorneys By Their Reputations

So you’ve hired the most expensive, well-respected lawyer in the city to handle the most important dispute of your life.  Think that guarantees you will be well represented? Think again. On May 21, 2013, The Washington Post reported that the Virginia Bar … Continue reading

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