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The Year End is Fast Approaching. Is it Time for Your Firm’s Law Practice Management Review?

Managing your clients and firm is more than a full time job, and things seem to get more hectic every month as your business grows and the year’s end approaches. While you’re busy running [...]

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Conflicts: interests, relationships, and ethics

Relationships between lawyers and clients are governed by the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct. Lawyers must always be wary of conflicts—knowing when and where they appear, and how to [...]

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Fiduciary duties: breach and damages

Lawyers owe fiduciary duties to their clients on top of their legal duties. These duties are (1) complete candor or honesty with the client (and others, where required!); (2) the utmost loyalty [...]

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Retention policies and maintaining client files

Retention policies and maintaining client files is one of the more common questions that local Bar association members ask during Chandler & Moore Law’s Legal Ethics and Professional [...]

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Choosing the right counsel

Lawyers have an ethical obligation to their clients to provide advice in the client’s best interests. This is codified, in part, in Rule 2.1 of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct. [...]

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Why did my divorce cost so much?

Malpractice cases hinge upon the lawyer doing something incorrectly, or failing to do something that they should have done, and a resulting damage that flowed from that negligent act. We get [...]

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Stress, depression, and mental health concerns for lawyers

Stress inherent in the legal profession is difficult to deal with for all lawyers. With Chandler & Moore Law’s focus on professional liability and State Bar ethics and disciplinary [...]

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Chandler & Moore Law’s Top 10 Tips Revisited – Part I

We often get asked to speak at CLE seminars on the topics of Risk Management, Legal Ethics, and Professional Liability. One of the more interactive parts of our presentation is our list of Top 10 [...]

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Managing non-lawyer employees

Managing non-lawyer employees is a critical task that lawyers often overlook. Unfortunately, overlooking such a critical task leads to malpractice complaints and Bar grievances all too often. [...]

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Ethical billing practices

Billing is a task most lawyers hate, but it’s the way that we all get paid. The Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct require that attorney’s fees—money earned by lawyers—to be [...]