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Ending representation ethically and safely

Representation—the attorney-client relationship, which includes fiduciary duties—can be started or stopped at any time. Indeed, a client has an unqualified right to fire a lawyer whenever they [...]

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Proactive Steps to Take When a Malpractice or Bar Complaint Problem Arises

As lawyers, we try very hard to manage our firms, minimize risk, and avoid problems with our practice.  In doing so, we go above and beyond to do the best job possible for our clients.  We try to [...]

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My client is complaining about me online, what do I do?

There are no guarantees in life or the law; sometimes clients lose their cases and their perception is skewed. When legal matters don’t turn out the way clients want, they are usually not [...]

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Douglas Chandler presented at Glynn County Bar Association

Chandler Law recently continued its presentations on ethics and malpractice risk avoidance by presenting to the Glynn County Bar Association. Douglas Chandler presented along with David Moon, of [...]

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Lawyer best practices: communication and privilege

Communication with a client is probably the most important aspect of the attorney-client relationship. But lawyers often forget that communication about their clients may become discoverable in a [...]

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Malpractice insurance coverage basics

In our last article, we discussed the importance of all lawyers buying sufficient malpractice (sometimes called “errors & omissions”) insurance coverage, and why it is important [...]

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Does my lawyer have insurance? Does my lawyer need insurance?

There are two questions that every client should ask: does my lawyer have professional liability (“malpractice” or “errors and omissions”) insurance? And, does my lawyer [...]

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Law office staff and the Unauthorized Practice of Law – Part 2

We have represented clients in legal malpractice matters, and defended lawyers in State Bar disciplinary grievance cases, where the alleged negligent advice giving rise to the claim or grievance [...]

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Douglas Chandler speaks at Nuts and Bolts of Family Law ICLE seminar

On August 28, 2015, Douglas Chandler of Chandler Law was invited by seminar Co-Chairs Gary P. Graham, of Stern & Edlin, and Paul Johnson and Scot Kraeuter,of Johnson, Kraeuter & Dunn, to [...]