Electronic communications are the literary equivalents to a pie in the face – funny to some, not so funny to others – it is after all in the eye of the beholder. If you are one of those lawyers who should have key locks on either side of the “Send” button on your smart phone,…Details
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…Details
Why would an attorney include a mandatory arbitration clause in the engagement agreement with a client? The only answer and the obvious answer is that the attorney would see arbitration of a future dispute with his or her client as a more attractive option than litigation. In this sense, the inclusion of the language seems…Details
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…Details