The Law Practice Management Program is again hosting the annual Solo and Small Firm Institute in Atlanta at the State Bar headquarters. The program will be held on Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27, and there will be a live stream of some of the programming to the Tifton and Savannah Bar offices. All… Continue reading Solo and Small Firm Institute 2019 is Coming!
More Tools to Help Avoid an Ethics Complaint in Georgia
In the last truly substantive post from us, Bill shared more tips on how to avoid an ethics complaint in Georgia. He wisely advised Georgia lawyers to make sure they use written representation agreements, close out client matters with a high degree of formality, and to make absolutely sure they set up and maintain their… Continue reading More Tools to Help Avoid an Ethics Complaint in Georgia
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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
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
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
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???