Documenting Files When Communicating With Clients

Documenting a client’s file may be one of the easiest (and most overlooked) solutions to the array of problems that could potentially arise out of the attorney-client relationship. Effective communication, as well as maintaining proper documentation of communications with clients, is a significant tool in risk management. It is crucial... Read more →


THREE-(3)-YEAR LIMITATIONS PERIOD FOR LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS NOT ABSOLUTE SHIELD FOR PRACTITIONERS SEEKING TO RECOVER LEGAL FEES*

Lawyers are usually well aware of the three-(3)-year statute of limitations period to commence a legal malpractice action. However, many are unaware that an action to recover unpaid legal fees opens the door to limited counterclaims for legal malpractice, regardless of the timing. The best way to avoid having to... Read more →


Conflict Check Systems and Maintaining Conflict Database

For many practices, there has been a recent uptick in the mobility of both lawyers and clients from firm to firm. This significant departure from traditional practices has required law firms to establish and maintain a reliable conflict checking system to avoid unnecessary conflict-based malpractice claims. Many attorneys view the... Read more →