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Tips for Texting Clients

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

October 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

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|Uncategorized|

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|Uncategorized|

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|Uncategorized|

Improving Attorney Wellbeing and Why It is Needed

In 2016, the ABA and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation evaluated 12,825 practicing attorneys and revealed some troubling findings. The study found:

  • 28% experience symptoms of depression
  • 19% experience symptoms of anxiety
  • 23% experience symptoms of stress
  • 21 to 36% experience problematic drinking

The study also found that lawyers younger than 30 years of age and those working in the field for less than

November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

How to Send a Proper Engagement Letter

An engagement letter is a contract between you and your client. Each new client or project, big or small, should start with an engagement letter that is signed by all associated parties. These letters can be used as binding contracts in the event of fee disputes, collection issues and more. Overall, this documentation delivers peace of mind and security to both parties.

 

Why

August 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Now Offering Life, Health and Disability Insurance

Lockton Affinity Lawyer has added Life, Health and Disability Insurance to its suite of products for law professionals. Traditionally, life, health and disability benefits have only been easily accessible to attorneys at big law firms.

At Lockton Affinity Lawyer, we believe everyone deserves access to these group benefits. We guarantee the following benefits for firms with two or more covered associates. We also

June 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|

New Risk Management Offering – PR Consultations

Law firms are becoming more and more concerned about reputational damage. As information disseminates more quickly than ever before, lawyers are often confused about how to respond to publicity and press inquiries.

Westport has heard these concerns and is pleased to announce a new risk management offering – Public Relations Event Service. With your professional liability policy through Lockton Affinity’s Lawyer Insurance Program,

May 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Frequently Asked Questions about Professional Liability for Lawyers

As an attorney, you likely have a lot on your mind, but finding Professional Liability for lawyers shouldn’t have to be one of them. With coverage from Lockton Affinity Lawyer, your career and firm is protected. Read on for all you need to know about Professional Liability Insurance.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Professional Liability for Lawyers

+ Why do I need Professional Liability Insurance?

April 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Fee Shifting Provisions: Do or Don’t?

Many attorneys now routinely place fee shifting provisions in their attorney-client retainer agreements. These provisions generally provide that in the event of a dispute between the client and the attorney, the prevailing party may recover their attorney fees. These agreements, however, may not be appropriate in every case or for every law firm. The following article discusses certain disadvantages to such fee

January 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|