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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 →


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 →


Cyber Breach Prevention Ethical Duty for Law Firms

Hackers are executing sophisticated data breaches on large and small companies all over the world, making the need to protect your law firm from the dangers of cyber breach more important than ever. Although many lawyers prefer to believe that their firm is unlikely to be the target of a... Read more →