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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 →


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 Avvo.com.... 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 →


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 →