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When is it Acceptable for a Doctor to Use Social Media?

Like individuals in all professions, many doctors are finding that social media is becoming a necessary aspect of both their personal and professional lives. For doctors, posting information about their patients (and their personal lives) can have ob… Read More
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Facing Discipline as a North Carolina Real Estate Agent or Broker

In North Carolina, all real estate agents and brokers must comply with both (i) the North Carolina Real Estate License Law and (ii) the North Carolina Real Estate Commission Rules. Failure to comply can have serious consequences, including facing dis… Read More
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Ethics and Social Media: Case Research and E-Discovery

Although social media is now approaching its teenage years (Myspace, the first widely-used social media platform, was founded in August 2003), legal ethics in the use of social media is in some ways still very much in its infancy. Despite the fact th… Read More
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Ethics and Social Media: Can I Connect With a Judge on LinkedIn?

According to the American Bar Association, more than 90 percent of all attorneys have a LinkedIn profile. Attorneys are using LinkedIn for a number of different purposes – primarily for networking, but for sharing information, finding information,… Read More
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The Ethical Pitfalls of Office Sharing

From traditional office sharing to virtual offices to the recent rise of law firm incubator and residency programs, lawyers now have many options when it comes to cutting costs and sharing expenses without establishing a partnership. While these can… Read More
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Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility Following Third-Party Theft From a Trust Account

In a recent Formal Ethics Opinion, the North Carolina State Bar (NCSB) opined on a lawyer’s professional responsibility when a third party unaffiliated with the lawyer’s firm steals funds from the firm’s trust account. While taking care to note… Read More
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