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E-shaming (or e-lucidating): Just What the Doctor Prescribed for Ethics (updated)

November 12, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Over at the Avvo Blog, general counsel Josh King shares the American Medical Association‘s just released Policy on Professionalism in the Use of Social Media — all 358 words of it.   Josh applauds the AMA Policy for both its brevity and: tacit acknowledgment that physicians are professionals – professionals who may need some guidance […]

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ABA Ethics 20/20: Summary Recording and Powerpoint

November 5, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Thanks to all who participated in today’s ABA Ethics 20/20 call. We had a decent turn out, including a member of the ABA Ethics 20/20 Commission. As promised (especially for those who called in late due to my time zone error), here’s the recording of the call and the Power Point presentation. The recording is […]

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Reminder: ABA Ethics 2020 Briefing 11/4/10 Plus, Another Great Argument for the Cloud…by a Bar LPM Advisor

November 1, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Just a reminder that the MyShingle Briefing and Hearing on ABA Ethics 2020 Commission Initiatives on Cloud Computing and Lawyer Use of social media is this Thursday, November 4, 2010, 2:30 pm central. To register, click here and you’ll receive the dial-in information. The ABA’s rules are critical as they will impact us as solos, […]

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Lawyers Want to Be Good, So Why Does the ABA Make It So Darn Hard?

September 29, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Tomorrow, the ABA will post its ethic Opinion 10-457 (August 5, 2010) on ethics issues related to lawyers use of websites.  OK, so the decision comes a good fifteen years after lawyers, myself included, first started using the web, but better late than never, I suppose.  In any event, the opinion was circulated this afternoon […]

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ABA Commission on Ethics 2020 Wants Your Comments

September 22, 2010 by Carolyn Elefant

Update, 9/23/2010 :  Please review the comments from one of the Ethics 2020 reporters.  Seems that I was not sufficiently precise in describing the Commission’s activities to date, so let me clarify.  The Commission has, at this point, released issues papers, nothing more.  It hasn’t proposed rules (as I implied) or taken a position on […]

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Why I Won’t Change My “Specialties” Listing on Linked-In

September 9, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

This past month, both Eric Mazzone, North Carolina’s law practice management expert and blogger at Law Practice Matters and the Illinois State Bar Association advise lawyers against filling in the “specialties” box on Linked-In without including some nerdy little caveat like “My state bar does not recognize specializations” or “I am not a certified specialist” BUT […]

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Why the Devil’s in the Details of Ethics Rules When You Start A Law Firm and Why That Needs To Change

March 17, 2009 by Carolyn Elefant

I’d love to be able to share the specifics about how to start and run a law firm for every jurisdiction in the country.  In part, that was the reason behind MyShingle’s The Bars, Reviewed which summarizes the benefits for solos and small firms offered by the 50 bars and the ABA and provides quick […]

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If It Sounds Too Good To Be True….

June 9, 2008 by Carolyn Elefant

For Robyn Glassman-Katz, the gig with lemon law firm,  Kimmel and Silverman must have seemed like nirvana; an opportunity for a lawyer with limited consumer law experience to run a branch office of a nationally known law firm.  Likewise, Kimmel and Silverman must have believed that it hit the jackpot when it found Glassman-Katz, a […]

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