Many law firms have been forced to adapt to a remote-work environment because of COVID-19. This has placed an unprecedented burden on law firms’ technological capabilities.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court has issued an order that allows attorneys to file notices of appearances, motions and responses to motions by email in the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.
For someone to be able to call their lawyer and unburden themselves with even one issue on their to-do list provides them a tremendous amount of relief from the stress they are feeling.
The challenges of attorneys working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic is a top priority for the State Bar of Wisconsin. The April 2020 issue of the Bar’s bi-weekly newsletter InsideTrack offers some great articles and resources.
Lawyers can sue clients for fees, but that option should be the last, not the first, in preventing and resolving disagreements about bills.
The types of errors that most often result in claims or grievances against Wisconsin lawyers are easy to commit but also relatively simple to avert, with good practice management and attention to detail.
How to resolve a potential error might not be obvious, but one thing is always 100 percent clear: covering up the mistake is wrong.