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By Laura Liss   For lawyers both new and experienced, there will come a time when a client wishes to pursue something you have advised against.  This time came for me in late September. In the situation I faced, I was to help a new client review and evaluate certain franchise disclosure documents, similar to what […]

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Yes, in case you’re wondering, I have auspiciously subtitled this post according to the first stage of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey – “the call to adventure.” I will focus on our departure here – departure from the “known universe” of lawyer marketing (networking groups, static websites, e-newsletters, public speaking, etc.) to identify in a bit […]

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In Part 1 of this series we explored the necessity of embracing social media while not losing sight of an attorney’s ethical obligations.  We discussed the need to put a thoughtful online plan in place and explored some of the risks of participating in social networks.  In Part 2 of this series we’ll explore ways […]

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The Code of Professional Responsibility, Rule 1.1 Competence provides, “A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client.  Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation.”  Comments to Rule 1.1 provide, in part, “Competent handling of a particular matter includes inquiry into and analysis of the factual and […]

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I attended the very interesting and informative CLE, Social Media for Lawyers, by Lawyers, on May 17  at the CBA. I wanted to share some thoughts about this CLE with the blog community, perhaps as a wake-up call for those of you wondering about the inevitable. No, not the end of the world, that was […]

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SoloinColo will be offering “Ask the Alpha Geek Lawyer” as a regular Q&A, review, suggestion, and insights column about how solo lawyers can leverage technology to assist in their practice. Our resident Alpha Geek, Matthew Willson, is an environmental lawyer whose work focuses on endangered species. However, since Colorado lacks an abundance of marsupials with […]

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