Last month, Ohio became the first state to give the green light to lawyers sending text messages to solicit prospective clients. But at least one expert says it makes no sense to treat text message advertisements differently from a lawyer making a direct phone call solicitation, which is universally deemed a violation of professional rules of conduct.
Law firm could be sued outside home state
A Connecticut law firm could be sued in Arizona state court based on its alleged negligence in analyzing the legality of a tax shelter considered by an Arizona client, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
Stephanie Kimbro is well-known for starting one of the first virtual law practices in 2006.
Now the North Carolina-based attorney has written a book for the American Bar Association addressing the opportunities and challenges of unbundled legal services.
An inventor did not lose standing to bring malpractice claims against lawyers hired to obtain patent protection for his invention when he assigned all his rights in the invention to a third party, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
This is the first edition of Lawyers USA's Lawyers in Practice podcast, where we discuss the hot issues facing practicing attorneys and law firms.
In this edition, we discuss how to prevent legal malpractice claims with better communication, with Jim Calloway, director of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Management Assistance Program, and Dan Pinnington, vice-president of Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations at LawPRO, a professional liability carrier based in Toronto, Canada.
Lawyer suspended over poor billing practices
A lawyer who charged a client for six hours of time to prepare his bill – with an additional hour spent searching for the file – was recently suspended by the North Dakota Supreme Court.
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