Silence is Golden ... Or is it? Thorny Issues Involving the Concealment of Information from Opposing Counsel

Concealment from your adversary can be unethical even where there is no specific legal obligation to disclose if concealment is otherwise found to be dishonest or misleading. Perhaps as a result of the more recent emphasis on professional civility, disciplinary authorities seem more likely to sanction lawyers for failing to... Read more →

Fortifying the Firm: How to Confront Digital Threats to the Modern Law Firm

The international pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has no doubt brought enormous changes, including speeding up the already rapid implementation of technology to the way law firms conduct their practices. Now more than ever, the consequences of data security have become increasingly important given how remote work, digital communications... Read more →

CNA - Wire Transfer Fraud: A Growing Threat to Law Firms

The practice of law involves advising clients on the risks and benefits of potential courses of action. Lawyers must often serve as their own risk managers in managing their professional practices. Two of the primary risks involve maintaining the confidentiality of information relating to client representation and safekeeping the property... Read more →

Risk Management for Pa. Lawyers and Claims Professionals

The Supreme Court and the Disciplinary Board made recent changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct and indicated an interest in other areas suggesting changes may come. Although summer brings a chance for relaxation, it is also an excellent time to review your practice and get your compliance in order.... Read more →

CNA - From Here to There: Elements of an Effective Screen When Onboarding a Lateral Hire

You have an attorney position to fill, and have found the perfect candidate with the right credentials, experience and book of business, who clears the initial conflicts checks (review of clients and matters on which the attorney is/was actively working). The attorney, looking for more interesting and meaningful work, better... Read more →