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Smart Phone – Dumb Lawyer

Is technology a blessing or a curse to the legal profession? The obvious answer (and the consummate lawyer answer) is “yes” – it is a little of both. In the wrong hands, technology is nothing more than an opportunity for self-inflicted wounds. Here are a few “lawyer technology” DON’TS: Don’t record Judges: Our old buddy Jan…

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SC Supreme Court Issues Game Changer Opinion in Legal Malpractice – If you think Fabian only applies to trusts and estates lawyers, think again!

In 2009, our firm was unsuccessful in persuading our appellate court to extend the liability of trusts and estates lawyers to the intended beneficiaries of the instruments which they draft, as opposed to owing duties only to the Testator.  In Rydde v. Morris, 675 S.E.2d 431 (2009), the Plaintiff complained that because of the negligence of…

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