Ethics

Meet Bill Cobb, Georgia Practice Advisor’s New Co-Author

Bill is an Assistant General Counsel at the State Bar.  He graduated from Duke University in 1970 with a B.A. in Zoology, and earned his law degree from Emory University in 1973.  At the Office of the General Counsel, he screens and prosecutes ethics complaints, is part of the Ethics Hot-Line service rotation (404-527-8741), and… Continue reading Meet Bill Cobb, Georgia Practice Advisor’s New Co-Author

Ethics, Technology, Uncategorized

Managing Data in Your Client Files

Psst.!  We have a new co-Author - Bill Cobb, Assistant General Counsel in the State Bar's Office of the General Counsel.  You will learn more about him later.   Data is big right now!  How do you secure all of the information that comes into your possession or knowledge, especially the digital data that just doesn’t… Continue reading Managing Data in Your Client Files

Ethics, Practice Management

Name Changes!

When a lawyer changes her or his name, most commonly due to marriage or divorce, which name should she or he use for professional purposes?  Can the lawyer use both names?  Name changes often generate questions for lawyers, particularly solo practitioners who have much invested in the name under which they have been practicing.  So… Continue reading Name Changes!

Ethics, Practice Management

Listen Up! – Important Change to Advertising Rules

Did you realize that your advertising/marketing materials that were in compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct on March 20, 2014, may have violated the rules as of March 21st? No? Then please take a little time to review the amended Rule 7.2 which was approved in an order issued by the Georgia Supreme Court… Continue reading Listen Up! – Important Change to Advertising Rules

Ethics, Practice Management

State Bar Member Benefits

We've had you waiting long enough.  Sorry about that.  We were away attending Bar meetings and the like.  But, we are back, and we want to give you a rundown of the Bar's member benefits, especially those that folks often tell us they didn't know we had. 1) Law Practice business and technology consulting -… Continue reading State Bar Member Benefits

Ethics, Practice Management, Technology

Holiday Cheer and Our Gift to You: A Take on Social Media and Practice Management

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and not a peep from us?  Well, we’ve been hard at work in the back ground – sort of like Santa’s little legal elves - building our post on social media and law practice management.  Why, social media?  Well, it’s because we are still seeing lawyers struggle with what to… Continue reading Holiday Cheer and Our Gift to You: A Take on Social Media and Practice Management

Ethics, Practice Management

What’s In a Name?

For a law firm or solo practice, much is in a name:  reputation, marketing, and ethical perils.  Ethical perils in a name?  Yes.  Firm and practice names must comply with Rule 7.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct.  Names must also comply with Rule 7.1 which prohibits any misleading or deceptive communication.  What is this… Continue reading What’s In a Name?