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Date Title
02/13/2020 Former client rips you online? Respond with caution
02/06/2020 Direct solicitation rules apply to targeted social media ads
01/06/2020 Ethically speaking: Florida’s financial assistance rule
09/27/2019 Practice tips: referral fee basics
05/07/2019 Ethical issues involved in leaving law firms
04/26/2019 Lawyers must designate an inventory attorney
03/29/2019 Who has the rights to funds held in trust?
02/27/2019 Who do I talk to when my opposing counsel is ineligible to practice
05/01/2018 Authority removes nonlawyer office manager e-filing accounts
05/01/2018 New twist on an old scam
05/01/2018 The tale of two Ackermans
03/01/2018 Scam artist creates fake e-filing account in real lawyer’s name
02/15/2018 Email hack scam alert!
12/15/2017 Trust accounting – basic records and procedures
11/15/2017 Bar rule changes ease pro bono participation
09/01/2017 Bar wants to protect Florida lawyers and the public from identity theft
08/15/2017 What are a lawyer’s obligations to a suicidal client?
05/01/2017 Hackers are increasingly Targeting Lawyers Computers
11/01/2016 Sophisticated scam targets lawyers and wire transfers.
09/15/2016 Website tracks scams aimed at attorneys
09/15/2016 ‘Fake’ lawyers arrested
04/15/2016 Got questions about advertising? The Bar’s Ethics and Advertising Department has the answers
03/01/2016 Up in Smoke or Down in Flames? A Florida Lawyer’s Legal and Ethical Risks in Advising a Marijuana Industry Client
02/19/2016 Seven Things Every Litigator Must Know About Metadata
06/15/2015 Lawyers are responsible for stripping metadata from all e-filed document
01/15/2015 Amendment clarifies the duties associated with leaving a firm
05/01/2014 Rules now require written trust account plans
04/15/2014 Attorneys should verify IOTA titling
11/15/2012 Con men pretend to be Florida attorneys
11/02/2012 Beware of Fraudsters Pretending to Be Attorneys (Florida Bar Press Release)
09/01/2012 ID theft is the latest threat to attorneys
08/15/2012 How to handle lawyer-client fee disputes
08/15/2012 Lawyer bilked out of $80k
08/15/2011 Attorney suspended for involvement with nonlawyers in loan modification business
06/01/2011 When Can a Lawyer Communicate With Your Client?
05/15/2011 Beware of contracting with nonlawyers on foreclosure-related rescue services
03/15/2011 A new twist on the old cashier’s check scam
11/01/2010 Sophisticated scams abound
10/01/2010 It could happen to you
10/01/2010 Charlatans continue to take lawyers for a ride
09/01/2010 Commonly Asked Questions About Trust Accounts
06/15/2010 Hackers loot lawyer’s trust account
06/15/2010 What do you do with misdirected documents?
05/15/2010 Understanding amendments to the trust accounting rules
03/15/2010 Hotline provides a peek at lawyers during hard times (Lawyers personally filing bankruptcy)
02/01/2010 Con men just keep getting more brazen
12/15/2009 Swindlers hit lawyers with sophisticated schemes
11/01/2009 Inadvertent Document Productions and the Threat of Attorney Disqualification
09/15/2009 There is a new wrinkle on an old scam targeting lawyers
04/15/2009 E-scam targets attorneys doing collections work
03/15/2009 Swindlers pretending to be lawyers are back
12/01/2008 Con men steal identities, pirate attorney Web sites
10/01/2008 Lawyers’ names are being used to perpetuate scams
10/01/2008 Metadata: The Ghosts Haunting e-Documents
07/15/2007 Con artists are still ‘assuming’ the identity of Florida lawyers
06/01/2007 Criminals are out there pretending to be lawyers
05/15/2007 Even lawyers can be scammed
01/01/2006 Rule notifying clients when lawyers leave firms goes into effect today
01/15/2004 Should your firm be accepting credit cards?
06/01/2001 Lawyer warns of scam artist who targets attorneys