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How Legal Ethics Rules on Non-Fee Splitting Platforms Lead to Unintended Consequences and Ludicrous Results

June 20, 2018

Today, my blogging buddy Bob Ambrogi posted about a soon-to-be-launching platform Text A Lawyer. Designed to mimic the convenience of Uber, Text-a-Lawyer would allow users to text legal questions via their phones for just $20 and have them answered by a lawyer within minutes. Text-a-Lawyer is a great idea for many reasons. First, because text is…

The Bigger They Are, The Bigger the Ethics Breaches?

December 19, 2004

Via Ernie the Attorney, we’ve learned of this news item, Alleged Embezzler Helps Feds Find Cash, Martha Carr,  Times Picayune (12/15/04) that follows up on the arrest of former big firm partner Jame Perdigao for…

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. …

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