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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|

Using Social Media for Evidence to Impeach or an Ethical Breach?

Do you know how what social media ethics guidelines your firm should follow? People’s willingness to disclose personal information on social media can be particularly helpful in the discovery phase of litigation. Snooping on opposing parties, witnesses or jurors through social media can provide a treasure-trove of information that might have once taken a private investigator months to obtain. However, lawyers need

July 17th, 2019|Attorney Protective, Law Firm Tips|

Email Wire Fraud Scams Affecting Lawyers and Their Firms

More and more, scammers are targeting lawyers by sending forged emails to law firms, clients and financial institutions. These wire fraud scams typically involves a compromised email account, which can be the lawyer’s, the client’s or even the bank’s. Scammers monitor the account to uncover pending transactions, such as a real estate purchase, a loan or the settlement of a lawsuit.

At the

June 5th, 2019|Attorney Protective, Cyber Security|

Does Your Firm Use Email Encryption?

Respected security professionals have compared email to postcards written in pencil—they can be viewed or altered by third parties easily.

Hackers are targeting law firms to steal sensitive client information more and more. A security breach can diminish your firm’s reputation and can also have serious legal and financial ramifications.

It is also ethically required for attorneys to take reasonable measures to safeguard information

May 8th, 2019|Attorney Protective, Cyber Security|

How to Handle Fee Disputes with Your Clients

 Browsing through your inbox, you notice that the check from the insurance carrier you recently settled a claim with has arrived. Imagining all the wonderful things you can do with your portion of the proceeds, you pick up the phone to call your client and ask her if she wants to stop by the following day and pick up her portion. “How

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