CNA - New Lawyers' Professional Liability Toolkit Now Available

The new Lawyers' Professional Liability Toolkit 5.0 is now available. A consistently popular Risk Control resource, the new Toolkit contains sample materials that will better enable lawyers to mitigate risks that may arise in their practice. The CNA LPL Risk Control team has designed these assets to establish client expectations,... Read more →

CNA - Dangers of dabbling in law practice

An attorney who dabbles in areas of law outside their standard practice presents a legal malpractice risk. If attorneys have not invested the time to achieve competence in a particular area of law, it may be problematic for not just the attorney but their clients, the courts and the legal... Read more →

CNA - New reporting required in the Corporate Transparency Act

In this month’s article, we provide a heads-up for those attorneys not already versed on the changes to the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) coming on January 1, 2024. Congress decided it was necessary to create mandatory beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting requirements and, despite the American Bar Association’s best efforts,... Read more →

CNA - Conducting due diligence on clients and the duty to inquire

The client intake process provides the first opportunity to decide if you want to take on that client and to eliminate and examine potential red flags. The newly amended Rule 1.16(a) of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct and its Comments provide guidance on conducting due... Read more →

CNA - Lessons from legal malpractice allegations in popular podcasts

Legal malpractice allegations have overlapped with mainstream entertainment due to the wide proliferation of podcasts. Attorneys may be persecuted in the “court of public opinion” as a result. CNA’s Risk Control team has compiled resources and valuable lessons in this month’s article to help attorneys mitigate risks associated with these... Read more →