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The Better Lawyer

October 2019


A risk management publication for legalprofessionals




Risk Management Tip

Conflicts of Interest: Maintaining Checking Systems and Databases

Conflicts of interest can be a source of legal malpractice claims. Conflicts claims are fact specific, rarely clear cut, and often require the weighing of competing interests.

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Claim Study

Representation and Personal Relationships

When providing legal services to a family member or to a client with whom an attorney has a personal relationship, the attorney must approach the representation as they would absent the relationship.

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Tips from the Bar

In this month’s Tips from the Bar, George Karousatos, Esq. of Biancamano & De Stefano, P.C. discusses: Do I Really Have to Tell My Client to Sue Me? What to do if you think you may have committed malpractice.

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Ask William

In this month’s feature, William responds to the question: “If my client terminates my representation and replaces me as counsel, what do I need to be concerned about, ifanything?”

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Risk Management Highlight

Your Duties in the Event of a Claim Under Your Lawyers Professional Liability Coverage

In this month’s Risk Management Highlight, we feature our Advisory Bulletin, The Client Intake Process: Identifying and Avoiding Potential Problematic Clients, as well as other valuable risk management content available exclusively to our policyholders.

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