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Arguably The Quickest Way To Disbarment: Are Your Trust Account Practices Up To The Test?

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin’s oft-repeated advice from 1735 still rings true 287 years later. Although Franklin was referring to fire prevention methods [...]

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Mediating the Professional Liability Matter

It’s another busy day at the office.  You are juggling clients, discovery, brief writing and conflicts checks for an influx of potential new clients not to mention entering your billing and [...]

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Don’t be a part of the statistic – legal malpractice payouts reach unprecedented amounts

Earlier this year, insurance broker Ames & Gough published the results of its survey of eleven leading lawyer professional liability insurers which provide insurance to 80% of the nation’s [...]

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Succession Planning Part 1—The Unexpected Event

Many pundits say that lawyers don’t retire, they just die at their desk. You may have known another lawyer who passed away suddenly while working. Sadly, I have known a couple. The reality is [...]

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Chandler Law Attorney Ethics & Professional Liability Report Back By Demand

Benjamin Franklin once said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” to express that it was better to prevent a problem from occurring than to have to repair the damage after-the-fact. [...]

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The Year End is Fast Approaching. Is it Time for Your Firm’s Law Practice Management Review?

Managing your clients and firm is more than a full time job, and things seem to get more hectic every month as your business grows and the year’s end approaches. While you’re busy running [...]

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Conflicts: interests, relationships, and ethics

Relationships between lawyers and clients are governed by the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct. Lawyers must always be wary of conflicts—knowing when and where they appear, and how to [...]

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Fiduciary duties: breach and damages

Lawyers owe fiduciary duties to their clients on top of their legal duties. These duties are (1) complete candor or honesty with the client (and others, where required!); (2) the utmost loyalty [...]

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Retention policies and maintaining client files

Retention policies and maintaining client files is one of the more common questions that local Bar association members ask during Chandler Law’s Legal Ethics and Professional Liability [...]

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Choosing the right counsel

Lawyers have an ethical obligation to their clients to provide advice in the client’s best interests. This is codified, in part, in Rule 2.1 of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct. [...]