All of our published articles originally appear in Wisconsin Lawyer, the official publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin, and appear here with permission.
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.
Taking the Bull by the Horns: Going Solo to Find Legal Work?
Some lawyers see opening their own law firms as their only option to gain work, given that there are more lawyers than there are legal job openings. If you’re thinking about going solo, here are a few things to consider.
Suing for Fees: To What Lengths Should You Go to Get Paid?
Suits against clients for unpaid fees are not strictly off-limits, but lawyers should thoroughly evaluate each potential case to determine if the fees at issue justify both the costs and the possibility the attempt will not succeed.
Report Potential Malpractice Claims: Don’t Be Shy
Malpractice insurance policies provide coverage for matters first made against a policyholder and reported in writing to the insurance carrier during the policy period. Don’t hesitate to report a problem; failure to report can mean the loss of coverage.