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Conflict of Interest Issues in Representing the Client and an Employee

“Occasions arise, especially in litigation, where a lawyer for an entity may find it useful to represent an employee, or other constituent of the entity, for some limited purpose. This dual representation of an entity and its constituent raises a number of practice issues. As demonstrated in the examples within... Read more →


Are You Ready to Commit? Client Intake and Proper Client Selection

Client intake should never be dismissed as an unimportant but necessary task when taking on a new client. Creating a thorough client intake process is essential in order to establish a strong foundation for an attorney-client relationship – whether the relationship lasts for weeks or years. By investing the necessary... Read more →


Looking Ahead at the Future of Lawyers’ Professional Liability Coverage

Originally written and published by USI Affinity Professional Liability Practice Leader Mike Mooney on August 17, 2020. The current COVID-19 pandemic has shaken how, when and even where lawyers do business. With that said, we need to look forward and prepare for the reality of a post-COVID world. Solo practitioners... Read more →


CNA - Best Practices for Law Firms During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt all aspects of everyday life. As the virus spreads throughout the United States and around the globe, the number of those infected will rise, as will the death rate. Governments have issued quarantines and shelter-in-place orders in an effort to combat the pandemic, and,... Read more →


Highest Court in New York Issues Rare Decision on Judiciary Law §487 Governing Allegations of Deception Against Attorneys

The New York Court of Appeals recently issued a favorable decision affirming the dismissal of a Judiciary Law §487 claim in the case Bill Birds, Inc. v. Stein Law Firm, P.C., _ N.Y.3d __, 2020 N.Y. Slip. Op. 02125 (March 31, 2020). Under Judiciary Law § 487 (1), an attorney... Read more →