Ethics/Professional Responsiblity

12 Rules for Lawyers to Ethically Deal With Social Media

For lawyers, the issue of social media – whether it is their use of it or, God forbid, their clients’ use of it – is one that seems to pervade every area of their practices. As a result, many attorneys prefer the “head in the sand” approach, hoping that if they ignore it, it will […]

Dan Siegel Featured in Legal Intelligencer, Discusses New Ethics Rule Relating to the Sale of Law Practices

The September 28, 2016 issue of the Legal Intelligencer, the daily newspaper of the Philadelphia legal community, features comments by Havertown Attorney Dan Siegel. The article, “Rule Change Allows New Retirement Route for Solos,” discusses the amendments to Pennsylvania Rule of Professional Conduct 1.17, which regulates the manner in which attorneys may sell all or […]

Lawyers & Social Media – Adding Flames to Fires

Ah, social media. Facebook, Yelp, you name it, social media is out there, and lawyers are using – and misusing it. Here are some recent examples that highlight the issues confronting us – and why it is best to recognize the problems up front – so you don’t have to hire me to represent you […]

Need CLE Credits? Consider Dan Siegel’s Upcoming Course on Dealing with Client Reviews

Dan Siegel teaches numerous continuing legal education courses, each with a practical “information you can use” approach.  Dan’s next course is Bad Review + Bad Response = Good Way to Have an Ethical Problem, on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 10:15 a.m.  The program is one of many CLE programs at the Bucks County Bar Association’s “August […]

Webinar – Changing Law Firms: Ethical Guidance for Pennsylvania Law Firms and Attorneys

Next Tuesday, August 18th, at 12 noon, I will present a webinar, Changing Law Firms: Ethical Guidance for Pennsylvania Law Firms and Attorneys, based on my ethics book of the same title. The program will address: General Legal Principles Every Lawyer Should Know General Ethical Considerations Every Lawyer Should Know Deciding Whether to Leave What to […]

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