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How to Avoid Ethics Complaints in Georgia – Part II

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

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A Follow-Up: Tools to Help You Avoid Ethics Complaints in Georgia

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

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How to 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

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Client Funds: Signed, Sealed, and Delivered???

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???