New rules effective after Dec. 31, 2017, not only will affect clients, but also potentially the entity in which the law firm itself conducts business. Existing partnership instruments likely will need to be modified. Here’s what you need to know.
Oregon is addressing an access to justice problem with regulatory rule changes that embrace the virtual legal marketplace, including providers like Avvo. Other states have gone the opposite direction, issuing ethics opinions prohibiting such engagement. Wisconsin has not yet issued a formal position via ethics opinion or otherwise.
The devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey is a good reminder to Wisconsin lawyers to plan for the unexpected – minimizing the cost to you, your practice, and your clients. Here are Tom Watson's tips to get you started.