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LAWPRO Magazine archives: Lawyers on client boards- Handle with care!


It is easy to understand why a corporate client might ask her lawyer to sit on the board of directors. The lawyer may have worked closely with the corporation’s founders to create the company, and will have a solid understanding of the corporation’s objectives, its relationships with industry partners, suppliers, customers and others, and the… Read More »

Categories: Conflicts of Interest

LAWPRO Magazine Archives: Simultaneously acting for members of same family is more risky


Many lawyers assume that simultaneously acting for members of the same family and their business or corporate entities is relatively safe from fraud and conflicts issues. After all, the parties all know each other and everyone is on good terms. Unfortunately, this is just not the case. An analysis of LAWPRO claims files tell us… Read More »

Categories: Family Law, Real Estate

Welcome to the new AvoidAClaim


After almost six years, 1,600 posts and nearly a million visits it is time to update the look of the AvoidAClaim blog. Our new theme has a modern look and layout, and an improved interface for sharing posts on social media. We’ve made some changes to the layout of the blog to put more emphasis… Read More »

Categories: Announcements

In the practicePRO Lending Library: The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success


This convenient pocketbook is loaded with over 700 practical, common-sense nuggets to help busy lawyers be more productive, profitable and happier. The authors offer tips on practice management topics, including client service, marketing, time management, technology, HR issues, ethics, professionalism, strategy and planning. Written in an easy-to-read format, you can quickly find tips that can… Read More »

Categories: Law Practice Management

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