Various professions have rules regarding client communications. Common to most professions is the need for confidentiality. Attorneys, medical professionals, financial advisors, and other professionals must take steps to ensure confidentiality. This entails more than encryption. The medical profession in particular is regulated by HIPAA which sets forth specific rules on handling patient data.
Governing boards are […]
Probably the simplest way to promote your law practice is to hand out business cards. Simple, cheap, but highly effective.
I was in court this morning and there was a ruckus. A sovereign citizen ruckus. I was enjoying the melee, but the deputies had all of us step out in to the hall for our safety. […]
I came across this article from the 2018 ABA Tech Show, The 411 on Texting for Lawyers. The presentation is a nice summary of current texting options for attorneys and listed the following concerns for attorney-client texting:
The digital security of communicating by text message
The lawyer’s ability to document every communication with the client […]
Sharing your cell phone number with clients is a hot topic in the back hallways of the courthouse and among other professionals. Attorneys, solopreneurs, financial advisors, healthcare professionals, accountants, and others have to weigh the pros and cons of being accessible by cell phone.
I’m a criminal defense attorney. When I first started practicing in 1994, […]
I frequently text with clients, but I have a hard and fast rule: I do not discuss the substance of a case by text.
What does that leave? Quite a bit, actually. As a criminal defense attorney, I use texting often to find my clients at the court house, remind them of upcoming hearings, ask for […]
This week, Facebook privacy concerns have blown up in the news. Part of me thinks “who cares?” I figure social media is my public life. Like most of us, I use social media primarily for complaining and/or bragging. I’m either posting a video of my kid playing piano or I’m screaming at the sky about […]