All of our published articles originally appear in Wisconsin Lawyer, the official publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin, and appear here with permission.
Dear Client: Happy Holidays. Please Pay Your Bill.
Lawyers can sue clients for fees, but that option should be the last, not the first, in preventing and resolving disagreements about bills.
Five Common Lawyering Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them
The types of errors that most often result in claims or grievances against Wisconsin lawyers are easy to commit but also relatively simple to avert, with good practice management and attention to detail.
Caution: Consumer Protection Law is Complex
Entire practices can be built on the prosecution of consumer protection, but lawyers doing this complex work should be as careful as buyers wish they had been before their purchases went bad.
When Mistakes Occur, Honesty is the Best (Noninsurance) Policy
How to resolve a potential error might not be obvious, but one thing is always 100 percent clear: covering up the mistake is wrong.
Collections Work: Not for Dabblers
Use great care with collections cases, or you’ll run the risk of collecting a malpractice claim from a debtor whose rights you’ve violated.