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.
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.
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
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
This time of year, many lawyers are reflecting on the wins and losses of the past year. You may wonder how to make next year even better. Few New Year’s resolutions will be more impactful than those you make to protect your future. Secure a brighter future for your professional reputation and law career next year with these top 10 best practices
For attorneys, conflicts of interest allegations can lead to several undesirable outcomes, whether a formal malpractice claim, costly litigation, disciplinary issue, or problems with insurance. It’s a situation best avoided.
Yet recent studies of attorney malpractice claims indicate that conflicts of interest allegations are on the rise. While some claims assert an attorney had divided loyalties, others contend there were adverse interest issues.
Like most people today, lawyers are rarely more than an arm’s reach from their cell phone. You may have even made a habit of giving your clients your cell phone number and allowing them to call or text you at any time.
Texting clients can help facilitate scheduling, reminders and quick communications, while also giving clients a positive impression that a lawyer is
Like many lawyers, you and your law firm have worked hard to build a great reputation. Yet in today’s world, information travels farther and faster than ever before, causing many to be concerned about the rising risk of reputational damage. Moreover, when it comes to unexpected publicity or press inquiries, lawyers and law firms are often unsure how best to respond —
When shopping for professional liability insurance for your law firm, ensure you are getting the best possible protection for your assets and reputation. At Lockton Affinity, we have built an extensive network of reliable, financially stable and highly rated carrier partners—among them, Swiss Re.
In addition to competitive premiums, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions excels when it comes to longevity, financial strength, claims handling,