We continue with our list of ways to avoid an ethics complaint in Georgia. If you missed the first three suggestions, check them out here: https://wp.me/p2psRJ-9y. USE WRITTEN REPRESENTATION AGREEMENTS The ethics rules do not require written agreements – except in contingency cases; see Rule 1.5(c)(stating mandatory content) – but it is foolish not to for… Continue reading How to Avoid Ethics Complaints in Georgia – Part II
Last time, we told you to return phone calls, respond to texts and emails; be candid and realistic with clients; and to be diligent in your work. But, to make the previous post even more meaningful and effective, we wanted to share some specific tools and additional tips you might employ to help avoid ethics… Continue reading A Follow-Up: Tools to Help You Avoid Ethics Complaints in Georgia
Ethics complaints (grievances in the vernacular of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct) are at best time consuming and stressful, and at worst can result in a reprimand, suspension or disbarment, permanently part of your publically accessible record. Nobody wants that, but is it avoidable? Yes. Most lawyers go their entire careers without a grievance. … Continue reading How to Avoid Ethics Complaints in Georgia
Here’s a set of questions we got from a workers' comp claimants lawyer, who said that his clients’ weekly insurance checks are mailed to his office. He asked whether he should open the checks and make a record of them, and more generally what kind of records must or should be kept. He also wondered… Continue reading Client Funds: Signed, Sealed, and Delivered???
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Take Charge is a special event. It's Georgia's Solo and Small Firm Institute and it is scheduled for July 14 & 15 at the State Bar Headquarters. You can see the agenda, register at the early bird rate, and more at the official conference website, http://www.gabarsolo.org. Stay tuned for conference updates! - Natalie & Bill
So, we realize you haven't heard from us in a while. If we are ever quiet for long periods of time, it's always likely for good reason. This time is no exception. Beyond our daily grind, ABA TECHSHOW was happening in Chicago from March 15th through the 17th, and as in years past, it was… Continue reading ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Has Come and Gone!
Come join us on February 5th, at the State Bar's Midyear Meeting. Here are the CLE details and you can register on site! TECHNOLOGY IN PRACTICE: AVOIDING ETHICAL LANDMINES AND MAXIMIZING TODAY’S TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND TOOLS 9 A.M. – 12 P.M. | 3 CLE hours Lawyers have realized they have to understand how to use… Continue reading Want to see us live? Bill & Natalie at State Bar’s Midyear Meeting CLE