All of our published articles originally appear in Wisconsin Lawyer, the official publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin, and appear here with permission.
Can Turning Away Clients Really Be Good Business?
Not taking on all potential clients who walk through the door may seem like a bad business move, but being selective will reduce risks and bolster your practice.
Engagement Letters: Protection Numero Uno
By laying out a lawyer’s general policies and expectations of the client and the scope of representation, as well as setting and explaining fees, a well-drafted engagement letter sets the tone for the representation and reduces the risk of malpractice.
Law Firm Boot Camp: Hanging Out Your Own Shingle
Taking the plunge into law firm ownership might be scary, but braving the challenges can be rewarding.
Protect Yourself and Your Clients: Review Your Malpractice Policy
Reporting to your malpractice insurer all malpractice claims and all issues that might become claims is one of the best ways to ensure continuation of your coverage and minimize negative results of the claims.
FAQs: Relying on Experts and Other Attorneys When Advising Clients
Lawyers have an obligation to obtain information from other professionals when necessary to competently represent clients, but ensuring the accuracy and reliability of that information is also part of lawyers’ duty to their clients.