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Should you use written engagement agreements?

Short answer – YES!

Some states follow the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and strongly suggest, but do not require, that all engagement agreements be put in writing. 196 more words

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State Bar Grievances and “Opportunity Wasted”

I am excited to have a guest post this week by Warren Hinds on a topic that is important to all lawyers…

There are essentially four (4) potential stages to a Georgia State Bar disciplinary proceeding: (1) screening by the Office of General Counsel (“OGC”); (2) review by the Investigative Panel; (3) filing of Formal Complaint by the OGC and appointment of a Special Master by the Supreme Court of Georgia; and (4) final disposition by the Court (with or without intervention of the Review Panel). 422 more words

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Use your engagement letter to specify who your client is and is not

Lawyers can get into trouble when there are misunderstandings as to who they do and do not represent. This uncertainty can lead to claims of malpractice, assertions of conflicts, and other issues. 246 more words

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