As a leader in the lawyers professional liability insurance marketplace, we stress the importance of engagement letters in our articles, guides and risk control courses. The benefits of engagement letter usage flow to both the law firm and client. From the client’s perspective, memorializing the terms and conditions of the... Read more →


As attorneys, we routinely litigate, arbitrate, and negotiate on behalf of our clients. With regularity, we analyze, synthesize and scrutinize certain facts, precedent and regulations. We often find comfort in a courtroom, boardroom or conference room. Managing accounts receivable, however seem to befuddle the best of us. Collection of overdue... Read more →


“Occasions arise, especially in litigation, where a lawyer for an entity may find it useful to represent an employee, or other constituent of the entity, for some limited purpose. This dual representation of an entity and its constituent raises a number of practice issues. As demonstrated in the examples within... Read more →


Client intake should never be dismissed as an unimportant but necessary task when taking on a new client. Creating a thorough client intake process is essential in order to establish a strong foundation for an attorney-client relationship – whether the relationship lasts for weeks or years. By investing the necessary... Read more →


Unprecedented. Tragic. Unimaginable. And, ironically, sometimes even boring. Those are just a few of the adjectives to describe our recent world. But there’s another adjective we should think about: Prepared. Beyond the obvious stockpiling (toilet paper and hand sanitizer come to mind), COVID 19 exposed other unexpected holes in our... Read more →


Reminders and Resources for Law Firms During the COVID-19 Pandemic This article was written by and used with permission from CNA. Read the original publication here. As a follow-up to CNA's "Best Practices for Law Firms During A Pandemic," this article further addresses issues that law firms should consider in... Read more →


Originally written and published by USI Affinity Professional Liability Practice Leader Mike Mooney on August 17, 2020. The current COVID-19 pandemic has shaken how, when and even where lawyers do business. With that said, we need to look forward and prepare for the reality of a post-COVID world. Solo practitioners... Read more →


Originally published by Life Happens, May 14, 2020, and written by Amanda Austin. COVID-19 has upended life as we know it for millions of people around the world. Many of us—including the young and healthy—are seriously contemplating our mortality for the first time. As the parent of a toddler, with... Read more →