Ethics Corner & Practical Ethics Articles

Ethics of Using Outside Vendors and Contractors

Ethics Corner Article Dear Ethics Committee: I utilize accountants and IT providers in my firm. Accountants help manage firm finances and ensure IOLTA compliance, and IT providers help maintain our computer and communication systems. To perform their

Paying with Crypto Currency

Ethics Corner Article Dear Ethics Committee: I recently completed some work for a client and sent my client my final invoice.  The client wants to pay that invoice using cryptocurrency.  Is that permissible? Answer: Yes, but accepting

Identifying the Client in Estate Planning Matters

Ethics Corner Article Dear Ethics Committee: I am an estate planning attorney. Last year three adult children came to my office. They reported their father’s health was failing and they wanted to discuss options for his estate

Ethics of Working Remotely

Ethics Corner Article Dear Ethics Committee: I just started a new job with a law firm in New Hampshire. At the time I received the offer of employment, my partner and I were living in New Hampshire.

Paying Fact Witnesses for Testimony

Ethics Corner Article Dear Ethics Committee: I have heard that a lawyer can pay a witness for reasonable expenses, but where is the line between expenses and paying a witness for testimony? How do I determine what

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