Practice Area: Law Practice Management

COVID-19 and Your Law Firm: Present and Future

It’s crucial for firms to address the problems they’re facing in the present moment, as well as to prepare for the future of the firm as the pandemic continues — and for when life eventually goes back to relative normalcy.

Ethics Opinion 1184

Opinion 1184 (03/10/2020) legal fees Topic: Freelance or per diem attorney; trade names; maintenance of bank accounts and records conflicts Digest: A New York attorney seeking to market services as a “freelance attorney” to provide contract or per diem services to other attorneys or law firms may use the name and domain name Surname Esquire. … Continued

Networking, Marketing, and Ethics: What You Need to Know

It’s a myth that the NYS Rules of Professional Conduct curtail ethical business development activities. They actually encourage truthful, transparent, knowledge-focused marketing initiatives. As the Preamble to the Rules states: A lawyer should further the public’s understanding of and confidence in the rule of law and the justice system because, in a constitutional democracy, legal institutions depend … Continued