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APRL is leading the way toward modernizing the practice of law.

Yesterday was potentially a very big day in the world of lawyers and clients. I am very pleased to report that yesterday the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers released a proposed overhaul of Model Rule 5.5., called on the ABA to take action to adopt it, and disseminated a very thorough and detailed Report explaining […]

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Two updates: Ruff[alo]ed feathers in Georgia & Piercing personal jurisdiction in California

Apologies for the drought in content over the last little bit as I’ve been traveling my state for my Ethics Roadshow doing a three-hour presentation in four cities about what I think the future looks like for those who will still be practicing in 2025. For today, two updates of note that involve important, ongoing […]

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Things you might not know (for a Thursday)

Am I about to write about this just for the click-bait possibilities? Probably. Does that make the underlying topic less worth discussing? I hope not. So there used to be a time when people could become lawyers without ever having to go to law school. You could effectively apprentice in the law where you could […]

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Not breaking: Dentons didn’t have to say “aloha” to Hawai’i

Well, at least not the goodbye, “aloha.” They can still say the other one as much as they want. So, you probably have seen a headline somewhere in your online surfing about this wacky issue litigated before the Hawai’i Supreme Court. But, just in case you didn’t, here’s all that I think you need to […]

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Yet another reason for change. Pretty much the most serious reason.

So there are things that can really make you feel small.  And there are things that can really lead to despair and a feeling of helplessness.  Fortunately, there are few things that do both at once.  The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change can do both of those things pretty simply.  If you […]