No matter how hard we try, we just can’t be in two places at the same time. When you have two client matters pending on the same date and time, can you send your paralegal to cover one of those matters?
Everyone makes mistakes. Some are minor errors like a typo. Some are more significant and can jeopardize your client’s case. The question arises as to what duty a lawyer has to tell the client they made a mistake.
The ease of the internet has allowed us to instantly satisfy any curiosity. What happens when a judge is curious to learn more about facts beyond what the parties have presented?
Most lawyers want to know as much as possible about the jurors on their case. Some may consider using social media to research jurors but hesitate because they don’t know if they can ethically do so. Consider the following scenario. Scroll all the way down for the answer. Attorney Grace represents Plaintiff
I have no personal experience with this, but there are studies that have found that text message advertising is more effective than email campaigns. I hear that it works better because it is simple, fast, and won’t break the bank. However, the question lawyers must ask is whether text messaging
Lawyers using email to communicate with clients is the norm. There is usually an expectation and understanding that these communications are privileged. But, can the privilege be lost?
Should you be concerned if your opposing counsel and the judge on your case are “friends” on Facebook? What if you are a judge and you are “friends” with one of the attorneys who appears before you?
If a lawyer has a client who has fallen behind in payments, and future payment does not appear to be forthcoming, a lawyer may try to withdraw from the representation. If you withdraw, how much information should you share about the reason for your withdrawal?
Nate has been your daughter’s soccer coach for almost 3 years. Nate’s daughter is your daughter’s closest friend. Nate is a pretty good soccer coach and has led your daughter’s team to the finals every year. After a mid-season game all the players and the parents decided to go out
Every year around this time, graduating law students are preparing to take the bar exam; and completing the Character & Fitness questionnaires with the hope that the Committee will find they are fit to practice law. Perhaps you know a law student; or you have one working in your office;
In certain cases, you may have a client who is struggling financially while waiting for that hoped for recovery in the matter you are handling for them. You want to help them in some way, but can you?
On those rare occasions when you might be able to leave the office and attend a networking event or maybe just to meet some friends, you might not be thinking of your ethical obligations but maybe you should. Consider the following scenario. The answer and explanation can be found at the bottom. One of