From our friends at NW Sidebar, seven steps you should take now to get your 2020 financials organized:
It’s that time again! Not just for holidays and eggnog, but also taxes, 1099s, and other year-end financial must-dos. And after the year we’ve had – what with PPP loans and unplanned expenses – the process will be more complicated than ever. If we set aside just a few minutes to organize our year-end now, we’ll find ourselves much less stressed when the new year and tax deadlines roll around. This practical, step-by-step guide will set you and your firm up for a year-end win and success in 2021.
On December 16, 2020 the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued Formal Opinion 495. Here is the synopsis:
Lawyers may remotely practice the law of the jurisdictions in which they are licensed while physically present in a jurisdiction in which they are not admitted if the local jurisdiction has not determined that the conduct is the unlicensed or unauthorized practice of law and if they do not hold themselves out as being licensed to practice in the local jurisdiction, do not advertise or otherwise hold out as having an office in the local jurisdiction, and do not provide or offer to provide legal services in the local jurisdiction. This practice may include the law of their licensing jurisdiction or other law as permitted by ABA Model Rule 5.5(c) or (d), including, for instance, temporary practice involving other states’ or federal laws. Having local contact information on websites, letterhead, business cards, advertising, or the like would improperly establish a local office or local presence under the ABA Model Rules.
The opinion does not address confidentiality, use of technology, or other issues that may arise in remote working situations. Read the full opinion here.
I won’t say goodbye, as I may occasionally pop in and blog. But it won’t be weekly, as has been my practice for over 11 years. My law practice management business, as such, is dissolved effective today.
Well, that’s easy and fun!
My husband and I founded High Lakes eBikes LLC this year. Yes, you heard right. We started a business during a pandemic. Come check us out. And if you like to bike, follow my blog! Scroll to the footer on our landing page to find the archives.
What Will Happen to my CLE Records?
I will retain them, of course. Attendance at live CLEs offered by Oregon Law Practice Management is on record with the Oregon State Bar for all years (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020).
All CLEs are preserved on audio and video, as are program materials, MCLE forms, etc. If you need anything, give me a holler. Contact me directly for more information.