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06/01/2001 Lawyer warns of scam artist who targets attorneys
01/15/2004 Should your firm be accepting credit cards?
01/01/2006 Rule notifying clients when lawyers leave firms goes into effect today
05/15/2007 Even lawyers can be scammed
06/01/2007 Criminals are out there pretending to be lawyers
07/15/2007 Con artists are still ‘assuming’ the identity of Florida lawyers
10/01/2008 Lawyers’ names are being used to perpetuate scams
10/01/2008 Metadata: The Ghosts Haunting e-Documents
12/01/2008 Con men steal identities, pirate attorney Web sites
03/15/2009 Swindlers pretending to be lawyers are back
04/15/2009 E-scam targets attorneys doing collections work
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
12/15/2009 Swindlers hit lawyers with sophisticated schemes
02/01/2010 Con men just keep getting more brazen
03/15/2010 Hotline provides a peek at lawyers during hard times (Lawyers personally filing bankruptcy)
05/15/2010 Understanding amendments to the trust accounting rules
06/15/2010 Hackers loot lawyer’s trust account
06/15/2010 What do you do with misdirected documents?
09/01/2010 Commonly Asked Questions About Trust Accounts
10/01/2010 It could happen to you
10/01/2010 Charlatans continue to take lawyers for a ride
11/01/2010 Sophisticated scams abound
03/15/2011 A new twist on the old cashier’s check scam
05/15/2011 Beware of contracting with nonlawyers on foreclosure-related rescue services
06/01/2011 When Can a Lawyer Communicate With Your Client?
08/15/2011 Attorney suspended for involvement with nonlawyers in loan modification business
08/15/2012 How to handle lawyer-client fee disputes
08/15/2012 Lawyer bilked out of $80k
09/01/2012 ID theft is the latest threat to attorneys
11/02/2012 Beware of Fraudsters Pretending to Be Attorneys (Florida Bar Press Release)
04/15/2014 Attorneys should verify IOTA titling
11/15/2012 Con men pretend to be Florida attorneys
05/01/2014 Rules now require written trust account plans
01/15/2015 Amendment clarifies the duties associated with leaving a firm
06/15/2015 Lawyers are responsible for stripping metadata from all e-filed documentsd
02/19/2016 Seven Things Every Litigator Must Know About Metadata
03/01/2016 Up in Smoke or Down in Flames? A Florida Lawyer’s Legal and Ethical Risks in Advising a Marijuana Industry Client
04/15/2016 Got questions about advertising? The Bar’s Ethics and Advertising Department has the answers
09/15/2016 Website tracks scams aimed at attorneys
09/15/2016 ‘Fake’ lawyers arrested
11/01/2016 Sophisticated scam targets lawyers and wire transfers.
05/01/2017 Hackers are increasingly Targeting Lawyers Computers
08/15/2017 What are a lawyer’s obligations to a suicidal client?
09/01/2017 Bar wants to protect Florida lawyers and the public from identity theft
11/15/2017 Bar rule changes ease pro bono participation
12/15/2017 Trust accounting – basic records and procedures