Tag Archives: Chris McDonough

Advanced Legal Fees and Related Escrow Issues

I recently gave a lecture where I was discussing retainers, legal fees, and escrow. It became clear that there’s some confusion over advanced legal fees paid to a lawyer. A general retainer is a retainer paid to a lawyer for … Continue reading

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Alcohol Abuse by Lawyers Is a Major Problem in the Legal Profession

Recently, CNN published an article focusing on alcohol usage in the legal profession, authored by Patrick Krill Esq., the lead author of an important study that appeared in the Journal of Addiction Medicine. Mr. Krill is an attorney, board certified … Continue reading

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What to Do If You Have Been Charged with Cheating on the Bar Exam or Violating Other Rules of the New York Board of Law Examiners

The Board of Law Examiners (Board) has the authority to bring charges against a test taker (applicant) for any violation of their rules (22 NYCRR 6000). The violation can be based upon observation by a proctor, a report from exam security, … Continue reading

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