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Archive for August 2011

MyShingle Fashion: Another Look Featuring the Year-Round Cardigan

After a well deserved hiatus, our fashion columnist, Huma Rashid is back.  Celebrate!  Send her emails! Go out and shop for end of summer and fall!  And, if you have a lifestyle column – on travel, sports, restaurants, movies, stuff to do with friends or kids or whatever fun activity floats your boat, drop me…

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An Open Thank You to Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Bell

It came in the mail, sometime in July 2008; an innocuous slim envelope bearing the return address of Maryland’s highest court buried in a heaping pile of junk.  I’d just paid my bar dues for the year and satisfied my pro bono and IOLTA reporting requirements, so I nearly tossed the letter, expecting that it…

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Ethics Rules May Be Stupid, But Rules Are Rules

Update (8/13/2011, 10 am –  Please read through the comments and my responses in the Comment Section. I plan to update this post but for now, I will respond in the comment section.  For convenience, I have uploaded the NY Rules of Professional Conduct here – NYRulesofProfessionalConduct4109-6 which I will reference in my comments] Also,…

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ABA rules: No major ethics overhaul needed To address web marketing

The following is a guest post by Roy S. Ginsburg. In a draft proposal issued last month, the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 recommended no new restrictions relating to online marketing. The Commission did offer some useful guidance on how to interpret some web-based marketing tools within the context of existing ethics rules – guidance…

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The Unbearable Smugness of an Experienced Lawyer

During a recent Social Media for Lawyers book-signing at the ABA Conference with my co-author, Nicole Black, a lawyer came past the table, picked up the book with her fingertips, as if it were radioactive, then set it down and sniffed “Oh, social media. I just don’t do any of this stuff.” When pressed, the…

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Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Headed

August is always a busy month for me. Because my daughters spend some time at sleep away camp, I’m free to work around the clock or to travel out of town without juggling childcare, homework and all of the other ad-kid-istrivia attendant to parenthood. So here’s how I’ve been spending my time: First, you can…

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