Each law firm is unique, with different clients and case matters. While all firms face some risk of a malpractice claim, some areas of law are more risky than others. The best way to manage the specific risks you face is to understand them. Here’s what you should know about a new study ranking the top 10 legal malpractice claims.
In the wake of the pandemic, the adoption of cloud technology and remote workforces in the legal sector is accelerating, prompting lawyers and law firms to manage new and emerging risks.
There will always be growing pains during a digital transformation. Lawyers will have to navigate bugs and technical difficulties, technologies will be discontinued or replaced, and hackers and scammers will try to
Email, texting, social media, websites, billing systems—The digital connections you use to do your job every day can present a risk, particularly as a lawyer obligated to professional ethical standards.
Implement these six tips for your firm’s digital presence.
Prioritize Password Security to Minimize Data Risks
Lawyers need to strike a balance between easy access to their digital files and securing the firm’s confidential data.
The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on the wins and losses of the last year and think about how to make this year even better. Unfortunately, this year some lawyers will face a claim of legal malpractice even when no error has been made. But with the right steps, you
The threats facing the law profession continue to evolve. Most recently, some lawyers and law firms have faced fake client and counterfeit check scams.
The scheme has resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the trust fund accounts of law practices, and some lawyers have faced claims, lawsuits and fines from banks, clients and regulators.
Worst of all, not all
As a lawyer, you’ve likely encountered a situation where a client hasn’t paid their bill and wondered what you should do. Instinctively, many consider a fee suit. However, avoiding fee suits can be best, depending on the situation. Many accounts receivable disputes can be resolved before such measures are necessary. In other cases, filing suit against a client results in a burdensome
Imagine the consequences for your law firm if there were a serious accident, fire or theft at the office. As a lawyer you know personal injury lawsuits are costly, stressful and time consuming, and theft, fire and other disasters can impact your ability to serve clients and run your business.
Insurance protection against these risks isn’t just nice to have, it’s critical for
Law firms and lawyers often deal with workers’ compensation issues from the position of counsel representing an injured worker or their employer. But what if one of your own workers were seriously injured in a slip-and-fall accident?
For law firms with employees, workers’ compensation is not just an area of practice, it’s also legally required for doing business in most states. Without the
The number of legal malpractice claims targeting family law practitioners is on the rise. The highly emotional and stressful nature of family matters means clients are more likely to pursue a claim over a real or perceived legal error. Recognizing the potential pitfalls can help lawyers and law firms minimize the risk of incurring a family law malpractice claim. Along with professionalism
Social distancing guidelines have altered the normal course of business for many professionals, including lawyers. While legal work continues, communication challenges and the unexpected free time have thrown many for a loop. Staying active and discovering ways to reach out to clients and coworkers can help. Here are 7 tips for staying connected and productive during social distancing orders.