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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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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 [...]

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Ending representation ethically and safely

Representation—the attorney-client relationship, which includes fiduciary duties—can be started or stopped at any time. Indeed, a client has an unqualified right to fire a lawyer whenever they [...]

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The dangers of multiple representation

Multiple representation is a common situation for lawyers. Often, small business owners have a lawyer that they trust and like working with. Over time, as that relationship grows, the owners or [...]

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Client requests their file, now what?

Whether a client is changing counsel, had a change of heart about pursuing their case, or any other reason, there’s a clear set of guidelines that lawyers must follow in order to avoid a [...]

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Limiting your liability for malpractice claims in correspondence

Lawyers are fond of limiting their own liability. That shouldn’t come as a surprise. Consider the following scenario. Lawyer sends a cover letter to Client at the end of the case. It says, [...]