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A Lawyer’s Duty of Confidentiality When Using Social Media

We all know that an attorney has a duty to protect confidential client information, but it’s easy to forget that duty when posting on social media or responding to online reviews related to a lawyer’s services. The proper analysis under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct will involve Rule 1.05, which generally defines the … Continue Reading

Dallas legal community to celebrate civility, professionalism

Lawyers and judges in the Dallas legal community will reaffirm their commitment to civility and professionalism during a new program next month. The Day of Civility and Professionalism, which will be observed in all Dallas state and federal courts, on September 9 aims to encourage attorneys and those serving in the judiciary to reemphasize their … Continue Reading

How to establish a positive courtroom reputation with judges

Last week at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, attorneys packed a room at the Fort Worth Convention Center to hear Judges Roy Ferguson and David Canales talk about what to do—and what not to do—to gain respect from judges. The session, Effective and Ethical Advocacy from the Judge’s Perspective, was put on by … Continue Reading