fbpx

ethics

In the Stacks offers a peek at the resources available to Colorado Bar Association members via its Lending Library. Struggling to get clients and looking for new ways to offer legal services? Stephanie Kimbro can help you deliver legal services online with her book Virtual Law Practice. She will teach you how to successfully set up […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Following and abiding by the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct can be challenging enough for an attorney, but issues can become even more complicated if you are practicing two professions. In the video below, Eric Nesbitt, a Colorado licensed real estate attorney and commercial real estate broker, covers ethical considerations involved with actively practicing dual […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

In The Lawyer’s Guide to Records Management and Retention, authors George Cunningham and John Montaña provide a clear and comprehensive guide to the creation and maintenance of an effective and efficient records management and retention program. They emphasize that although information is paramount to lawyers, a rare few practitioners properly manage this critical resource. The […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

I recently sent a demand letter to out-of-state counsel.  I am local counsel, working on the same matter, for the same client.  Why would I need to send a demand letter to my co-counsel, you ask?  That’s a very good question. It’s my policy to update my clients regarding the status of their case, regardless […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Please answer this one question! Hint: If you think you need to ask IT, the answer is no. A few weeks ago, I got into a bit of a tiff with another writer about whether lawyers should be encrypting their email with clients to meet their ethical obligations. The writer works for Zix Corporation, an […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Building on the trust and expertise groundwork you have capably demonstrated in a non-egotistical way in your attorney bio, you can go into more detail here to highlight your expertise, demonstrate trustworthiness, and show you can meet a potential client’s legal needs. Remember that good relationships are based on good provision of legal services, and […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

In case  you missed solo attorney Dan Sweetser’s CBA-CLE presentation, “Secrets to Solo/Small Firm Success: Getting Clients, Keeping Them, and Unique Ethical Issues,” this video offers a short overview of what attorney shingle-hangers should be aware of, including accounting information, marketing, ethical issues, and professionalism, courtesy of the CBA’s running video series Five-Minute Mentor.

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

As a solo or small firm practitioner, you’re probably your own assistant, which means you have filing duties, too. A new file retention rule (CRCP 1.16A) was approved by the Colorado Supreme Court in February. You can learn about the new rule, your general duties at termination of the attorney-client relationship, the need to have […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Baby it’s cold outside. That first snow of the year can make some of us Coloradans yearn for those not-too-distant summer months. In June, the Denver Bar Association filmed a number of free programs that offer information on new rules and law practice management. Though you can’t get CLE credit for them, it’s some good […]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }