Finding the Way Forward with a Missing Client

Clients expect their attorneys to be available. A law firm that ignores client emails or phone calls will not be a law firm for long. Even in an age when most firms measure their response times in minutes, inattentiveness and inadequate communication are among the most common allegations in disciplinary... Read more →


Limited Scope Representation: The Importance of Drafting Detailed Retainer Agreements

Since the cost of “full service” representation is cost-prohibitive for many, it is not uncommon for clients to retain an attorney to perform designated legal services. In the corporate world, it is also not uncommon for corporate clients to divide legal representation into discrete tasks and to retain different lawyers... Read more →


Appellate Court Decision Illustrates Special Importance of "Proximate Cause" in Legal Malpractice Actions, and Creating a Record of a Client's Assent to Important Decisions

It is “black-letter law” in New York that the four elements a plaintiff must plead and prove to succeed on a legal malpractice claim are: (1) the existence of an attorney-client relationship; (2) negligence on the part of the attorney or some other conduct in breach of that relationship; (3)... Read more →


The "Hammer Clause" - Why We Have Removed It & Why You Should Care

What does this mean to you? It means the carrier will never settle a claim on your behalf, without your consent. Watch our latest video on the removal of the "hammer clause" and why this matters. Call or email USI Affinity today for additional information. 1.855.USI.0100 Read more →


CyberSecurity and Your Practice: Lessons from 2018

The dawn of a new year makes us pause for a moment and reflect upon the past year. Doing so within the cybersecurity space in 2018 reminds us once again that none of us are safe from the challenges and risks of living and practicing law in a technological society.... Read more →