May 11, 2022

Claims Digest

In WILMIC’s last Claims Digest, my colleague, Senior Claims Attorney Brian Anderson, explored the effects of the pandemic putting economic pressures on clients, and other challenging issues for lawyers. He included statistics on malpractice claims filed with WILMIC with a specific emphasis on the impact of the pandemic on lawyers representing business struggling to stay afloat. 

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The Dangers of Dabbling

A large number of malpractice claims arise from lawyers taking on matters for which they lack experience or knowledge. Here are some things to know about dabbling, with a focus on three practice areas: immigration, bankruptcy and collections, and real estate.

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Claims Digest: Understanding how your “claims-made and reported coverage” works under your WILMIC professional liability policy

Lawyers tend to be mobile, often working in several different capacities after they graduate from law school. It is not uncommon for a lawyer to start out working in private practice, then work in-house for a company, move into the fields of academia or government, only to finish their career back in private practice. The fact that there are so many different ways to utilize a law degree is one of the reasons that people decide to go to law school in the first place.

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