Posted on April 8, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Common scenario: You do some work for a client and then pass off the client to another attorney, agreeing to split the attorney fees. Later you want to get your share of the fees. The Rules of Professional Conduct require that you get the client’s written consent to any fee-splitting agreement. Did you get the client’s consent right away, or are you now at the mercy of the other attorney? Continue reading
Filed under: Legal Ethics, Practice of Law | Tagged: attorney fees, attorneys fees, fee agreements, fee disputes, fee splitting, legal ethics, referral fees, Rules of Professional Conduct | 1 Comment »
Posted on March 11, 2015 by CEB
The following is a guest blog post by Richard G. Burt. Mr. Burt provides legal services to new and established businesses, including forming business entities, negotiating and drafting agreements, and advising clients on business law issues.
A scam that has been commonly pulled on collection lawyers and other litigators is now being aimed at transactional lawyers. Be alert to it and know how to avoid becoming a victim. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Legal Topics, Practice of Law | Tagged: attorney fee agreement, attorneys, bad check, bank fraud, collection scam, cyberscam, fraudulent check, scam, wire transfer | 1 Comment »
Posted on January 21, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Many attorneys, especially those in small offices, limit their timekeeping efforts to cases billed on an hourly basis. This can be a big mistake! Here’s why. Continue reading
Filed under: Practice of Law, Young Lawyers | Tagged: attorney compensation, attorneys, billable hours, contingency fee, flat fee, time records, time-recording, timekeeping | 1 Comment »
Posted on November 21, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
You get a call from a family member, friend, or client who’s either been arrested or will be soon with a misdemeanor, such as a DUI. Maybe you’re new to practice or criminal law isn’t your usual area. Should you take on the case? Follow these steps before deciding whether to jump in. Continue reading
Filed under: Criminal Law, Practice of Law | Tagged: arrest, attorney, criminal defense, DUI arrest, misdemeanor | 2 Comments »
Posted on October 31, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
It has been clear for some time that cybercrime isn’t an outlier in the spectrum of corporate risk. Yet many organizations have been slow to wake up to that reality, or having awoken, are unsure of what steps to take to manage that risk. Law firms are in the thick of it with nearly half of all firms infected with viruses, spyware, or malware last year. Continue reading
Filed under: Business Law, Intellectual Property, Legal Topics, Practice of Law | Tagged: cybercrime, cybersecurity, hackers, law firm data security | 2 Comments »