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Pro bono and the young lawyer

For attorneys in the early stages of their career who may feel overwhelmed with the day-to-day tasks of building their own practice or racking up billable hours, taking on pro bono work can feel like a nearly impossible commitment. But ...

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Pa. law firm opens office in Frederick

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A central Pennsylvania-based law firm has opened a new office in Frederick. McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC has more than 130 lawyers and is based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The full-service law firm, which represents corporations, associations, institutions and individuals, also has ...

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‘Web bugs’ latest tech-worry for lawyers

‘Insofar as the tracking device allows the sending lawyer to intrude upon the attorney’s work product by tracking the attorney’s use of that document, it constitutes an unwarranted intrusion into the attorney-client relationship,’ the Alaska Bar Association concluded in a recent opinion on the use of ‘web bugs.’ (Thinkstock)

BOSTON – Tech-savvy lawyers may find it irresistibly clever to use secretly embedded “web bugs” to track their emails to opposing counsel, but beware: Such shenanigans probably run afoul of professional rules of conduct. Legal ethicists across the country are ...

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