Watch out for Reciprocal Social Media Endorsements

I’ve said before that reciprocal endorsements might be a problem in Virginia under Rule 7.2(c):

A lawyer shall not give anything of value to a person for recommending the lawyer’s services except that a lawyer may…

(exceptions are for advertising costs, non-profit lawyer referral services, and buying a law practice)

I decided to contact our ethics folks to see if I was crazy. Here’s my email to them:

Hi guys,

With the rise of Facebook, and now Google’s “+1″, there’s a temptation for attorneys to ask each other to “Like” (Facebook) or “+1″ (Google) our websites. In return, the attorney says they’ll reciprocate.

Is it …





A Day in Andrew’s Practice

Have you ever looked back at a day and wondered what you actually did? I’ve had a crazily busy day today, so I decided to figure out where my 13 hours of work went.

Here’s my day:

49 email conversations

44 phone calls

4 hours and 14 minutes on the phone

13 new potential clients

4 newly hired clients

1 in-person client meeting

Now it’s bed time.





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