15January, 2020

When the Rules Stagnate Innovation, Change the Rules

With a gap in access to justice, the legal profession needs to modernize rules governing the unauthorized practice of law to enable innovation equitably.
Rules restricting the practice of law are well-intentioned — but as lawyers required to follow them understand, we need to consider more than intentions. Individual lawyers must check their intentions with rules […]

21October, 2019

Pro Bono Week 2019 Starts October 20: Get Involved in Massachusetts Now!

Pro Bono Week in the legal profession is underway nationwide. The ABA is highlighting domestic and sexual violence survivors’ need for legal assistance. Massachusetts lawyers can get involved by joining MassProBono.
Pro Bono work isn’t just a professional responsibility and individual ethical commitment for each lawyer — it’s an intelligent time investment to make. Volunteers are […]

10October, 2019

A Roadmap for Lawyers with Cybersecurity Paralysis [Guest Post]

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! If you’re one of the many lawyers who don’t know where to begin their cybersecurity efforts — start here.
We thank Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek at Sensei Enterprises, Inc. for this helpful guest post!

We understand why lawyers have cybersecurity paralysis. They don’t understand cybersecurity, experts disagree on the […]

18April, 2019

Social Media for Lawyers: Practical + Ethical Tips [Webinar]

Megan Zavieh, Esq. will cover what lawyers need to know to use social media effectively and ethically — in 30 minutes or less — with this installment of Webinars for Busy Lawyers.
Social media is a powerful marketing tool if lawyers know how to use it well. Use it improperly and it becomes an ethical nightmare, but use […]

14March, 2019

Fee Agreement Best Practice Guide for Lawyers in Massachusetts [Templates]

Popular demand spoke and we formed a Fee Agreement Working Group in response. The group worked hard, and the Massachusetts Fee Agreement Best Practice Guide for Lawyers is now available for download!
In collaboration with the Massachusetts Bar Association and with input from the Massachusetts Office of Bar Counsel, we are happy to release the Massachusetts Fee Agreement Best Practice Guide […]

20February, 2019

Demystifying Cyber Insurance for Lawyers [Webinar]

Judy Selby shares what you need to know about cyber insurance as a lawyer — in this 29-minute episode of Webinars for Busy Lawyers.
As technology, cyber, and privacy risks continue to increase, many lawyers poorly understand insurance coverage for these exposures, causing a range of potential pitfalls.

Get the basics of cyber insurance coverage and practical […]

7February, 2019

Does Every Lawyer Need a Digital Detox? [Guest Post]

Unless you’re one of the rare lawyers already advanced in practicing self-care, you probably think a digital detox can wait — and anyone waiting for your work product can’t. Find out how to get off the path to burnout before you find yourself already there.
We thank Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek at Sensei […]

18October, 2018

Cybersecurity Tips for Lawyers to Stay Vigilant to New Threats

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Here are tips to help make sure your data remains secure, your clients remain happy, and you remain ethically compliant.
Our friends at Attorney at Work sourced expert tips on what lawyers can do to stay ahead of hackers for a round of Friday 5+ Tech Tips a few months back.

EMAIL SPOOFS

Believe it or not, […]

4October, 2018

Ethical Client Intake: Procedures for Compliance [Webinar]

In this installment of Webinars for Busy Lawyers, Ginny Allen and Eric Sanchez share everything you need for an ethically compliant client intake process — in 22 minutes.
Competition for new clients is only getting tougher for attorneys. So how can you build an intake process that will convert the cases you want, while not running afoul […]

13July, 2018

New Rule 1.15A: What Client Files Are & How Long Lawyers Must Preserve Them

Effective September 1, 2018, new Rule 1.15A sheds light on what exactly the Client’s File actually is and how long lawyers need to preserve them. Find the answers to your questions here.
On June 7, 2018, the SJC adopted an order that amends the Rules of the Supreme Judicial Court, and in particular, Massachusetts Rules of […]