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Legal Loop: Can NY lawyers compensate clients for online ratings?

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The New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics recently considered a really interesting issue: May a lawyer give clients a $50 credit on their legal bills if they rate the lawyer on an Internet website, such as Avvo, ...

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Legal Loop: A month with Apple Watch: It’s a keeper

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A few weeks ago I shared my first impressions after spending a week with my newly acquired Apple Watch and I promised to follow up once I had more to report. Well that time is now. I’ve traveled with my ...

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Legal Loop: A look at judges, Facebook and recusal

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Judges are human. They have relationships, both professional and personal. Existing in a judicial vacuum that is devoid of relationships simply isn’t an option and doesn’t conform with reality. But sometimes when you read the ethics opinions that control the ...

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