Client Relationships

Out-of-state Practice: Proceed with Caution!

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.

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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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