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A Column for Tough Economic Times: What the Rules Say About Getting Paid

March 6, 2009

The Legal Intelligencer

The economy is getting worse by the day, but you don’t need us to tell you that. Your growing list…

Exit Strategies: Can You Take the Client and the Retainer?

February 6, 2009

The Legal Intelligencer

In these difficult times, partnerships are breaking up, firms are dissolving and more and more laterals are seeking greener pastures….

3rd Annual Resolutions for a Happier and Healthier Law Practice

January 2, 2009

The Legal Intelligencer

It has become a tradition: Each year in our first column of the year we discuss our New Year’s Resolutions…

Potential Pitfalls of Feeling at Home With In-House Counsel

December 5, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

This month we discuss another trend in law firm management that arises out of our increasingly complex legal environment: the…

Proposed Amendment to Model Rules Could Open ‘Screen’ Door

November 7, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

In the not so distant past, a lawyer could plan to spend her entire career at one firm, beginning as…

Hiring a Formerly Admitted Attorney: How, What, When and Why?

October 10, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

Last week, a column appearing in The Legal suggested that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is wrong to allow disbarred and/or…

Court: Consent for Advance Waivers Must be Knowing, Intelligent, Voluntary

September 5, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

In the not-too-distant past, a “large” firm had as many as 200 lawyers, supported by a sprinkling of rainmakers, and…

Starting to Go Green

September 1, 2008

The Pennsylvania Lawyer

Tricia Sadd discusses being a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, or “LEED® AP.” in the attached article….

Rule 16, the Litigator’s Forgotten Ally

August 1, 2008

American Bar Association

What would you think if we told you that to get what you want from a federal court you need…

How and When to Terminate Representation of a Difficult Client

August 1, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

It happens to all of us: big firm, small firm, plaintiffs, defense, criminal and civil lawyers. There is a potential…

Marketing Green: The FTC’s Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims

June 16, 2008

The Going Green supplement to The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly

Corporate logos have sprouted leaves.  A cereal box professes to help save endangered species and conserve habitats. Ad campaigns claim that…

Always Do Right, Follow Mark Twain’s still timely advice in 2008

June 15, 2008

The Nonprofit Times

Attorneys often use hypothetical situations because they’re such an effective way of communicating and learning important legal issues and concepts….

Rules for Reporting Fellow Attorneys’ Misconduct

June 6, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

One of the things we learned as children is that it’s better to tell on yourself than to have a…

Waiting and Worrying: How Protected are Confidential Communications?

May 2, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

If you are like us, then your ethical quandaries seem to fall, for the most part, into two categories: conflicts…

Big Brother is Watching- Resolve to promote accountability, transparency, and compliance

March 15, 2008

The Nonprofit Times

It was suggested in the last column that, because of significantly heightened Congressional and media scrutiny of the sector, perhaps…

Future of Attorney-Client Privilege Rests on Pa. Supreme Court

March 7, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

Multiple hats worn by in-house counsel can sometimes create confusion around the issue of when the attorney-client privilege can be…

It’s A New Year- It is time to get in compliance with state rules

February 15, 2008

The Nonprofit Times

If you’re one of those who thought Congressional scrutiny of the non-profit sector was going to end just because Sen….

Professional Conduct in Cyberspace: Proceed with Caution

February 1, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

Technology is advancing so rapidly that, in many respects, it’s gone beyond our ability to prepare for and think through…

Five New Year’s Resolutions for a Successful and Trouble-Free 2008

January 4, 2008

The Legal Intelligencer

As we ring in our second year as monthly columnists on all things involving legal ethics and professional responsibility, we…

University Licensing

January 1, 2008

The Licensing Journal

Technological improvements are, for the most part, driven by the rate of invention, which has increased appreciably in recent years…