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Friday, July 31, 2020When confronted with a situation that might result in a malpractice claim, most lawyers, understandably, do not know what to do. They may be tempted to ignore the situation or try and fix the problem on their own. In many cases, a potential malpractice claim can be repaired. READ MORE >>
Friday, October 6, 2017According to the ABA’s most recent Profile of Legal Malpractice Claims, “Failure to Know/Properly Apply Law,” was the most commonly alleged error committed by attorneys. Based on the data, this type of error accounted for more than 15% of all alleged errors. READ MORE >>
Friday, July 14, 2017Attorney Protective Tip of the Month Do you have a pile of colleagues’ and clients’ business cards stacked on your desk? Since business cards are still one of the most popular means for collecting contact information, the data should be entered into your new contact folder before it is eaten by the mysterious black hole that has already captured your missing socks. READ MORE >>
Wednesday, April 5, 2017A comprehensive client intake form is a great tool to ensure you make an informed decision about whether you can effectively and competently represent a potential client. The form should be comprised of questions that elicit vital information such as the client’s expectations and motivations for seeking representation. READ MORE >>
Friday, February 3, 2017It is easier and more cost effective to keep an existing client than it is to win a new one. Communication is a core competency on which clients can and will judge you. So, accessibility and prompt, clear communication with your current clients is essential. READ MORE >>
Tuesday, December 6, 2016Know the rules regarding gifts. Generally, a lawyer may receive modest, unsolicited gifts from clients.1 However, a lawyer should not solicit substantial gifts from a client, including testamentary gifts, unless the client is a close relative.2 1 See MODEL RULES OF PROF’L CONDUCT R.1. READ MORE >>