Risk Management Articles

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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Afraid to Take Time Off?

A good work-life balance can make you a better lawyer. Whether you are thinking about reduced hours, working from home, taking sabbaticals, or just leaving work at the office on weekends, it may be worth it if it helps you do your job better and serve your clients more effectively.

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Beware of Raising Clients’ Expectations of Your Availability

Just because technology makes it possible to communicate 24-7 doesn’t mean you should be available 24-7. Although it is important that lawyers be responsive to clients and keep them informed, it is equally important to set the ground rules for communicating early on to avoid giving clients unrealistic expectations.

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10 Tips to Unbundle Legal Services

Offering unbundled legal services can help attract clients who might be unable or unwilling to pay for legal services in tough economic times, but there are risks. Here are 10 best-practices tips when taking on limited scope representation.

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Seven Rules to Avoid Real Estate Malpractice

Real estate practice generates more malpractice claims than most other areas of practice, second only to plaintiffs’ personal injury work. Here are seven rules to help you spot – and avoid – potential problems in real estate work.

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