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12 Security Basics Every Lawyer Should Know

Law firms can be particularly vulnerable to computer fraud, because they often retain sensitive, confidential information about their clients. They also have many points of access to that confidential information. While there is no magic answer to protect your data, here are 12 security basics every lawyer should know.

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What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate

Communication mistakes account for 25 percent of malpractice claims at WILMIC and are among the most frequent grievances filed with the OLR. Avoid communication breakdown with clients by following effective communication practices.

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Engagement Letters: Protection Numero Uno

By laying out a lawyer’s general policies and expectations of the client and the scope of representation, as well as setting and explaining fees, a well-drafted engagement letter sets the tone for the representation and reduces the risk of malpractice.

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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.

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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.

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