Recent Practice Points

Online Attorney Referral Services Implicate Legal Ethics Issues

By Nicholas Reuhs – November 14, 2017 | In an age where people turn to Google as a first step in solving their problems, how should attorneys seek to engage potential clients online?

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Unauthorized Practice of Law: Rule 5.5 in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond

By Richard J. Rosensweig – August 12, 2020 | Lawyers increasingly practice law remotely or away from their main office. As a result they may unwittingly violate the rules prohibiting the unauthorized practice of law. This article explores the issues and options for travelling and remote lawyers to avoid violating those rules.

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ABA Issues Guidance on Lawyers' Duties Regarding Clients' Fraudulent, Criminal Behavior

By Thomas G. Wilkinson Jr. and Douglas B. Fox – June 8, 2020 | Actual knowledge of a client’s intended or ongoing criminal or fraudulent conduct could be viewed as an invitation to a lawyer to turn a blind eye toward the client’s improper conduct.

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Sound Advice Podcasts

Lawyer Well-Being During COVID-19: When We Need It Most

Jeanne Huey discusses the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being Report and its upcoming Lawyer Well-Being Week (May 2020), including an interview with Bree Buchanan (the task force co-founder and cochair and report co-author) about the importance of lawyer well-being now and the events and resources available to lawyers to look after their well-being and that of their colleagues. (18:03 min.)

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Getting Paid in the Age of COVID-19: The Ethics of Client Communication During the Crisis

Jeanne Huey discusses effective client communication under ABA Model Rule 1.4 and working with clients to deal with changes in litigation plans during the COVID-19 crisis and getting paid to do so. (8:05 min.)

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Ethics & Professionalism

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