Invoking the Continuous Representation Toll for Legal Malpractice Claims – Two Recent New York Decisions and Pennsylvania Comparison

One of the most effective and often-litigated defenses to professional malpractice cases is the expiration of the statute of limitations. Under New York law, a legal malpractice claim accrues – and the three year statute of limitations begins to run - on the date the alleged malpractice was committed. See... Read more →

USI Affinity Announces Availability of Enhanced Lawyers’ Professional Liability Insurance

USI Affinity is excited to announce the availability of an enhanced Lawyers’ Professional Liability Insurance solution in the following markets: NJ, MA, D.C., CT, MD, VA and WV. For all Lawyers’ Professional Liability policies expiring in and after July of 2018, USI Affinity will begin to offer the Attorneys’ Preferred... Read more →

Judiciary Law § 487 Claims in 2018 are on the Rise, and Why It Should Matter to You and Your Firm (Treble Damages)*

Over the past ten years, it has become easier for legal malpractice plaintiffs to seek punitive damages against their attorney(s) via New York’s Judiciary Law § 487. As forecasted in August 20171, and as evidenced in the Second Department’s recent Betz v. Blatt decision issued in April 2018, the threshold... Read more →

Cyber Liability - To Cloud or Not to Cloud: How Do Lawyers Decide What Cloud Based System is Right

Cloud based systems have become more common place and widely used by law firms. Generally, cloud computing allows for the storage and access of data and programs with compatible devices over the Internet instead of utilizing your computer’s hard drive. Cloud based systems can give us the ability to share... Read more →

Quick Tip - 4 Ways to Find Balance

Many business professionals, particularly lawyers, struggle to manage time, money, and their personal relationships, and strike a balance between all three. Here are some effective ways to maintain your equilibrium: 1. Be Intentional When time and money are not in unlimited supply, you must be intentional about how they are... Read more →