Ethics

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

Ethics, Finance, Practice Management

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???

Ethics, Practice Management, Technology

Want to see us live? Bill & Natalie at State Bar’s Midyear Meeting CLE

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

Ethics, Marketing, Practice Management

Unfavorable Online Reviews – What to Do (or Not)

That client said what about me! Being a lawyer representing people and organizations who could be on a winning or losing side means there will likely be someone who’s unhappy with a result, and if you the practitioner are not careful, they could also be unhappy with you personally.  Regardless of the reason for a… Continue reading Unfavorable Online Reviews – What to Do (or Not)