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Cloud Technology and Remote Workforces

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

April 7th, 2021|Attorney Protective|

21 Tips to Reduce Your Risk of Claims in 2021

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

February 1st, 2021|Attorney Protective|

Fake Client and Counterfeit Check Scams Affecting Law Firms

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

November 18th, 2020|Attorney Protective, Cyber Security|

How a Business Owner’s Policy Protects Your Law Firm

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

July 17th, 2020|Attorney Protective, Insurance|

Staying Connected and Productive During Social Distancing

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.

Stay Current on Court

May 11th, 2020|Attorney Protective, Law Firm Tips|

What to Do About a Pending Malpractice Claim

For lawyers, facing a pending malpractice claim is daunting, especially if you aren’t sure what you should and should not do next. Some attorneys can respond in ways that make matters worse. Yet considering all the available benefits of professional liability coverage, there’s no need to do yourself this disservice. Even though the situation can be unnerving, there are steps you can

December 20th, 2019|Attorney Protective|

Improving Client Screening and Intake Practices

Another year is ending and a new one is just around the corner. For lawyers, now is a great time to reflect on what’s working and what isn’t when it comes to current firm practices, specifically your prospective client intake procedures.

A little time spent reviewing and improving client screening and intake practices now could save you valuable time and help avoid unnecessary

November 13th, 2019|Attorney Protective, Law Firm Tips|

CLE Webinars and Risk Management

Sometimes it seems the work of a lawyer is never done. You dive into your studies, work long hours in your practice and yet you also must complete the minimum number of mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) credits for your jurisdiction either annually or biennially. It can be a challenge to stay on top of it all, but your CLE is incredibly

October 16th, 2019|Attorney Protective|

How to Handle a Negative Review

Imagine you have just discovered that a former client with past-due legal fees has posted an inaccurate and negative review of your firm on a popular social media site. They tagged your business page in the post and people are commenting and sharing the post. What should you do?

Many people’s first instinct is to act to defend themselves from these online mischaracterizations.

September 5th, 2019|Attorney Protective, Law Firm Tips|

How Lawyers Can Benefit from Social Media

According to the latest research, a lot of lawyers are now using social media for career and client development,1 and you might be one of them.

As social media becomes a key means of communication and advertising within the legal field, you and your firm have a unique responsibility. Ethics committees are turning more attention to what lawyers are posting online, but this

August 21st, 2019|Attorney Protective, Law Firm Tips|