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Moving A Law Firm To Google Apps

Guest post by Eric Hunter Why Google Apps? Why Not. I know, it sounds a little nuts, but Google is going to take over the world, our collective consciousness and all of us in it, so we might as well just jump on board! Seriously though, from a strategic investment perspective, there’s a lot to Google Apps and competing collaborative cloud hosted…

ABA Suggests Added Duties for Emailing Attorneys

ABA Formal Opinion 11-459 discusses the steps that lawyers must take to address the risk of third parties gaining access to email and text communications with a client.  The Formal Opinion –  entitled Duty to Protect the Confidentiality of E-mail Communications with One’s Client – seems to suggest that lawyers now have an added duty to warn clients of the confidentiality concerns…

Legal Ethics & Fee Agreements

Legal Ethics – two little words that make the hairs on every attorney’s neck stand up. What does ethics mean to you – is it just another required MCLE course? There is obviously a reason why legal ethics is mandatory in almost every state.  Knowing your ethical obligations and acting responsibly will ensure that you get to keep that law license you worked…

Some N.J. Attorneys May Complete all 24 MCLE Units Online

Good news for New Jersey attorneys who reside outside the state. You may now be able to fulfill all 24 of your MCLE units through online study. Generally, New Jersey attorneys are allowed to fulfill up to one-half of their CLE requirement (12 Units) through courses offered in alternative verifiable learning formats. Alternative verifiable learning formats include:[1] Videotape Audiotape Remote place viewing…

Social Media at a Crossroads?

What more can be written about Weinergate? I wonder if this whole thing would have died down a lot sooner if the person in question wasn’t named Weiner? It’s just too easy when a guy named Wiener sends pictures of his junk on Twitter. However, there are a few lessons to be learned from this scandal.[1] Namely, there are risks involved with…

Fee Arrangements: Get Paid for Your Time & Advice

We were lucky enough to work with renowned attorney James E. King ofthe King Law firm this week to put together some excellent programs on fee agreements.[1] The first course discusses the ethics of fee agreements and the second course delves into what is considered a ‘reasonable’ fee. Mr. King presented numerous nuggets of wisdom, but probably none greater than this kernel of truth:…

Illinois Attorneys: Your MCLE Deadline is Less Than Two Months Away

If your last name begins with N-Z and you are an attorney licensed in Illinois you have less than two months to complete your MCLE compliance. This means that you must complete 24 credits — Including 4 Units of Professional Responsibility by June 30th. Professional Responsibility is essentially a requirement to take courses on legal ethics and professionalism. However, courses in Substance…