Receiving notice of a professional liability claim can be shocking, daunting, and worrisome. Familiarizing yourself with the process of responding to Claims and Potential Claims will help make facing them easier, and reduce stress, should they ever materialize. The following is an explanation and guide for a typical claim process... Read more →


As we approach a second year of virtual meetings, depositions, court appearances and happy hour networking, this is a good time to pause and reflect on what works and what doesn’t work in a remote law practice. While we are becoming comfortable in this new normal, the circumstances have raised... Read more →


You’ve just been advised that a subpoena has been served. So what do you do? Ignore it? Refuse to comply? Produce all the requested documents without question? Subpoenas serve a very important function in the litigation process, and the wrong response to one can have very serious ramifications. Here are... Read more →


Lawyers must be adaptable. In standard practice, lawyers will adapt to changing laws, regulations, technology, economies, clients and offices. Few attorneys were prepared to adapt to a pandemic. In today’s legal environment, lawyers have been required to chart a changing course in order to provide competent legal services to their... Read more →


Last Fall, the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a “High Impact” warning regarding increased ransomware attacks on U.S. businesses and organizations.[1] This is notable because, the last time the FBI addressed ransomware was in 2016. Ransomware is software used by cybercriminals to encrypt a victim’s electronic files, preventing access to... Read more →


Here’s how life insurance can protect your family’s standard of living. Chances are you’re doing everything you can to make sure your loved ones enjoy the highest possible standard of living. But it isn’t easy. In fact, an analysis conducted by GOBankingRates found that living the American dream now costs... Read more →


Few, if any, readers would contemplate the creation of an attorney-client relationship by reading a publication in print, via email or on a website. Has an attorney-client relationship been formed, however, regarding attorney interactions with prospective clients via law firm websites, email correspondence, social media platforms and texts or telephone... Read more →


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 →