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Survey Finds That 28 State Bar Association Websites Fall Short On Security Settings

March 22, 2018

According to Bob Ambrogi, 31 states  have now adopted the ethical duty of technology competence. Yet ironically, many of the same states that have adopted the duty of technology competence are home to bar associations that aren’t setting a very good example for members.  Here’s what I mean. Last month, the Federal Trade Commission released…

A Client’s Role in Case Strategy

December 14, 2004

Yesterday’s 8-0 decision by the United States Supreme Court in Florida v. Nixon found that an attorney’s concession of guilt in a capital case does not give rise to a constitutional ineffective assistance of counsel…

Ring Around the Jury?

December 14, 2004

Randy Cohen’s Ethics Column addresses the question of whether an unmarried lawyer should wear a wedding band to impress a jury.  The lawyer’s colleagues advised that he would have better appeal with a wedding band. …

Free Marketing Seminar

December 13, 2004

I don’t know much about this teleconference seminar  scheduled for tomorrow except for the fact that it’s free and geared for solo and small firm lawyers.  I’m planning on calling in and will post on…

Happy 2nd Birthday to MyShingle!

December 12, 2004

On December 10, 2004, MyShingle turned two.  Of course, for now you’ll have to take my word for it since I still can’t access my archives to prove it (right now, the old system is…

A Lawyer Calls for Civility

December 12, 2004

Many of us lawyers grouse about the lack of civility in the legal profession; this article, Maryland Lawyer Makes A Case for Civility reports on Rockville, Maryland attorney Steven Seltzer who’s actually trying to do…

Solos and Pro Bono

December 12, 2004

This article, Solo and Small Firm Attorneys Lack Time for Pro Bono, NYLJ (12/13/04) reports on some of the obstacles that solo and small firms face in meeting the recommended 20 hours/year of pro bono. …

Can An Hourly Rate Ever Be Excessive?

December 12, 2004

We’ve had much discussion here over whether an hourly rate can be too low. But can an hourly rate ever be excessive?  Consider the new increases in biglaw billing rates reported in Law Firm Billing…

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