Recent Practice Points

Practical Pointers for Effective Client Communication

By Jeanne M. Huey – November 24, 2020 | Effective client communication is an ethical requirement. Keeping good records of those communications is a necessity for self-preservation. Today is the day to start on both.

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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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Ethical Implications When Outsourcing Legal Work

By William E. Gericke and Thomas G. Wilkinson – December 3, 2020 | Outsourcing can pose potential ethical minefields.

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Formal Opinion 494: Guidance about Personal Relationships

By Margaret Monihan Toohey – December 3, 2020 | Ethical quandaries when your “friend in argument” is your friend in real life.

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Sound Advice Podcasts

Five Ways to Help Reduce Post-Pandemic Legal Malpractice

John Johnson reviews five ways to help reduce post-pandemic legal malpractice. (12:34 min.)

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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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Ethics & Professionalism

Learn how to get involved with the Ethics & Professionalism Committee and maximize your Section membership!