All of our published articles originally appear in Wisconsin Lawyer, the official publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin, and appear here with permission.
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.
An Ounce of Prevention: Examine Administrative Processes Now
Even lawyers with tight schedules will reduce their malpractice risk by taking the time to ensure that they and staff members are effectively using the most appropriate practice-management software and technologies for their practices.
Avoid Frequent Malpractice Risks in 2014
Lawyers might unintentionally expose themselves to malpractice liability through insufficient caution or lack of care with case-management details in many situations, including when settling claims, helping clients with business deals, or failing to comply with statutes of limitation.
A New Cost of Doing Business: Protecting Against Cyber Risk
Electronic technology can save money by reducing the cost of storing and transmitting information and documents, but it also exposes lawyers to a new ethical and financial hazard: the danger that electronic information will be lost or stolen and the attendant expenses to notify victims.
Limiting Representation May Attract Clients, but Beware Gray Areas
Unbundling legal services and providing only the assistance clients want and can pay for is acceptable, as long as lawyer and client clearly understand and abide by the representation’s scope.