Risk Management Feed

Expert Disclosure Trends: Comply Early and Often or Have Your Expert Precluded!  

Litigators know that even the most mundane cases often require an expert’s testimony. The question is usually not whether an expert is needed, but rather how early and how many experts are needed in a given case. An expert’s testimony serves to introduce evidence that Federal Rule of Evidence 702... Read more →


Cybersecurity and the Evolution of a Lawyer’s Ethical Duty

The landscape of data privacy and cybersecurity is constantly changing and evolving. So too is the role of technology in the practice of law and hence, the risk to lawyers and their clients, associated with such technology. It should be no surprise that cyberattacks targeting law firms continue to increase.... Read more →


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 →


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 →