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Quick Tip - Nontraditional Legal Conflicts That Can Get Attorneys into Hot Water

Attorneys and law firms rightfully focus a significant amount of resources on risk management practices to avoid costly malpractice claims, but there are other lesser-known conflicts that deserve some attention too. Casual Legal Advice Those outside the legal profession are often fuzzy about exactly constitutes an attorney-client relationship or how... Read more →


From Bates Stamping To Hashing - The Immeasurable Value Of Indexing Discovery

Discovery can be arduous and time consuming, made all the more taxing when the documents to be produced, or that have been produced, lack organization. Indexing documents through bates stamping - and now newer technologies - generally helps ease discovery and litigation in general, reducing time and saving money for... Read more →


Appellate Court Reaffirms Principle That Lawyers Possess the Freedom to Make Reasonable Strategic Choices in Litigation Without Fear of Liability

It is well-settled law in most jurisdictions that litigators have the freedom to use reasonable judgment in making strategic choices on behalf of their clients, without fear of legal malpractice liability. Despite this, lawyers are not immune from attacks on their decision making, with clients routinely trying to “second guess”... Read more →


Exactly When Does a Claim for Legal Malpractice Become Time-Barred? Understanding the Continuous Representation Doctrine

It is widely understood that the Statute of Limitations – the timeframe in which it is appropriate to file a claim – for Legal Malpractice in New York, as in many jurisdictions, is three (3) years1. However, when does a potential claim accrue, thus commencing that three year period? When... Read more →