Risk Management for Pa. Lawyers and Claims Professionals

The Supreme Court and the Disciplinary Board made recent changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct and indicated an interest in other areas suggesting changes may come. Although summer brings a chance for relaxation, it is also an excellent time to review your practice and get your compliance in order.... Read more →

CNA - From Here to There: Elements of an Effective Screen When Onboarding a Lateral Hire

You have an attorney position to fill, and have found the perfect candidate with the right credentials, experience and book of business, who clears the initial conflicts checks (review of clients and matters on which the attorney is/was actively working). The attorney, looking for more interesting and meaningful work, better... Read more →

CNA - Scenarios of Nondisclosure Issues for Lawyers

Concealment from your adversary can be unethical even where there is no specific legal obligation to disclose if concealment is otherwise found to be dishonest or misleading. Perhaps as a result of the more recent emphasis on professional civility, disciplinary authorities seem more likely to sanction lawyers for failing to... Read more →

CNA - Alert: New Scam Targeting Lawyers Wiring Funds

Lawyers should beware of a sophisticated new hacking scam the FBI refers to as “Business E-mail Compromise.” Lawyers in multiple states have recently reported being victimized by this scam. The hoax targets lawyers who process client funds from their attorney trust accounts. Transactions involving real estate closings or legal settlements... Read more →