How do you get the required signatures from your client on settlement checks and other documents? When and how can you sign for your client? How do you get the proper signature when the check or document’s here and the client’s there? Clients sometimes ask to avoid two visits to your office, first to sign… Continue reading Rules of Endorsement
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!
ABA TECHSHOW 2015 was Great!!!
A week has gone by and I am still digging out from all of the cool stuff I learned at ABA TECHSHOW this year. I really enjoyed attending as the immediate Past Chair, and I am truly amazed at how much work I must have done last year to get this kind of conference to… Continue reading ABA TECHSHOW 2015 was Great!!!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Georgia Practice Advisor!
Tina and Natalie wish you a very safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday! Note: We'll be back with a year-end and New Year's post soon!
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
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
MEMBER BENEFITS TO BE FEATURED Stay tuned to see what we have to say about Member Benefits of the State Bar of Georgia! - Natalie & Tina
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
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?
Winter Solo and Small Firm CLE is Here!
Don’t forget that you can get 6 hours of CLE including 1 hour of Professionalism and 1 hour of Ethics at the Winter Solo and Small Firm CLE this Friday, February 15, 2013. See the program line up and register at http://www.iclega.org/programs/8164.html. The CLE is live at the State Bar Headquarters in Atlanta and being… Continue reading Winter Solo and Small Firm CLE is Here!