The best advice for many lawyers contemplating adding new clients or cases is to think globally but practice locally. The risks of expanding beyond your state’s borders to meet clients’ needs include lack of knowing another state’s procedures and laws, getting outside your own comfort zone, and not understanding the jurisdiction in which the case resides.
Lawyers unfamiliar with recent bankruptcy law developments risk committing errors that could block their debtor clients’ fresh starts and endanger their own disciplinary records.
Cyber criminals might be here to stay, but lawyers and law firms should not put down welcome mats for them. Learn how to protect your firm and its electronic assets from scammers and hackers.
If you’re thinking about going solo, there are many things to consider, from locating an office to developing clients to employing technology to operating your business, and more. Challenging? Yes. Rewarding? Yes. Best of all, you’re not really alone.
Whether client files are in boxes in the basement or in electronic folders in the cloud, lawyers must know how to preserve them safely and when to dispose of or delete them.
Improve your peace of mind and your law practice by putting in place strategies to better serve clients and reduce your risk of making mistakes.
If you, like most lawyers, don’t know if your firm is at risk for being hacked, now is the time to find out and then patch any holes.
Give yourself a stamp of approval if you can pass this quiz on the duties of Wisconsin notary publics.
Although lawyers’ highest duty of care is owed to their own clients, in estate planning matters lawyers must be aware of the malpractice-related risk of disappointing non-client beneficiaries.
Starting a new business is never fear-free, but learning about the risks and acting to minimize them will leave you well placed to succeed in a solo practice.