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.
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.
While mistakes can occur and things can happen with little or no warning, understanding the most common mistakes lawyers make and where the risks are can help you avoid those mistakes and risks, and reduce the chances of a malpractice claim.
The WI Supreme Court has now created a “Temporary Mailbox Rule” for those attorneys who do not have access to the Court System’s eFiling system.
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.
Now, with the coronavirus pandemic keeping most of us working at home, it is even more important that you keep your clients informed.
It’s important to know what cyber liability insurance covers and what will happen to your premiums if you report a breach.
You can reduce the chances of being among the many lawyers who have to use their malpractice insurance by integrating these risk-education approaches into your practice.
It’s vital that your malpractice insurance policy include tail coverage and you know which claims and work will come within the protection it offers.