Internet Scams Targeting Attorneys

Attorneys are highly educated, trained to be thoughtful, analytical, and most importantly skeptical. It will come as a surprise then that attorneys are also particularly vulnerable as a group to certain internet scams, in part because of the way that most attorneys obtain clients and in part because of ethical... Read more →

Massive ‘WannaCry’ Cyberattack Highlights Growing Ransomware Threat

Less than a week after the massive "WannaCry" ransomware cyberattack first hijacked computer systems in at least 140 countries, insurers, brokers and cyber risk management specialists are working with businesses to report claims, improve and expand existing cyber insurance coverages and implement cybersecurity best practices. According to Paul King, USI’s... Read more →

Defamation Claims Arising Out of the Attorney-Client Relationship and Internet Reviews*

The far-reaching impact of the internet and social media can be felt in nearly every industry these days. Recently, it has made its way into legal opinions concerning allegedly defamatory statements made by and about attorneys and other professionals on Facebook, Twitter, and even attorney review sites such as Read more →

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 →