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Lawyer trust accounts and unclaimed funds: what are your duties?

USA - April 29 2021 Remember your first days in law school, when you were introduced to a whole Black’s Law Dictionary-worth of exotic legalese? Words like “estop,”…

Thomas Wyatt Palmer.

Law firm arbitration agreement with client requires full disclosure of upside and downside, NJ court rules

USA - March 4 2021 Law firms that want to include mandatory arbitration provisions in their client engagement agreements must explain to the client the benefits and…

Will contest brings disciplinary woe to SC lawyer

USA - February 18 2021 A ruling handed down last month by the South Carolina Supreme Court provides object lessons on several aspects of the lawyer discipline system and how…

Of cats and competence: legal ethics lesson from the trenches

USA - February 10 2021 By now, you’re probably one of the 3.7 million people who’ve seen the video of a virtual court hearing in Texas that went terribly wrong for the…

Negative online client reviews: ABA gives some tips for responding

USA - January 21 2021 Here’s a newsflash: you can’t defend yourself against a client’s bad online review by revealing client confidential information, as the ABA Ethics…