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In the Lending Library: Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers

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In the paper world keeping client data confidential was easy and cheap. In the digital world, its difficult and expensive, and the job is never truly done. The authors of Locked Down (Sharon D. Nelson, David G. Reis and John W. Simek) believe that law firms are not doing enough to protect electronic client data…. Read More »

Categories: Risk Management Strategies, Legal Technology, Technology, Law Practice Management

Facebook hacked: Change your password to protect yourself

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CBC is reporting that Facebook was hacked again. While it doesn’t look like huge numbers of accounts were compromised, it is worth changing your password to protect yourself. And regardless of whether your account was compromised or not, changing your passwords regularly is one of the best things you can do to protect your online… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management Strategies, Legal Technology, Technology

Updated practicePRO Guide to Resources

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The practicePRO Guide to Resources is a handy reference to all the risk and practice management material we offer, contained in a 4 page brochure format. We’ve recently updated the Guide, and a PDF version is available here. The Guide introduces the reader to the main facets of practicePRO: The AvoidaClaim blog The practicePRO.ca website… Read More »

Categories: Risk Management Strategies, Practice Aids, Technology, Wellness and Balance, Law Practice Management

The top things you can do to avoid a legal malpractice claim

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In most areas of law practice, lawyer/client communication problems are the number one cause of claims, followed closely by deadline and time management issues. Together they typically account for more than half the malpractice claims LAWPRO sees. Failures to know or apply substantive law typically account for about 10% of claims. See The Biggest Claims… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Communication Errors, Risk Management Strategies

New on the AvoidAClaim blogroll: The Ethical Quandary

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I am pleased to add The Ethical Quandary blog to the AvoidAClaim blogroll. The Ethical Quandary features posts on legal ethics and litigation issues by Michael Downeyand several other Hinshaw Culbertson LLP lawyers. This blog has great posts on legal, ethics, discipline, risk management, and related business and professional issues, albeit with a bit of… Read More »

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Law Practice Magazine: Recognizing Risks and Avoiding Malpractice Claims

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Do you know where the greatest risks of a malpractice claim come from? More importantly—did you know there are simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of a claim being made against you? The July/August issue of Law Practice Magazine is devoted to helping you avoid the dreaded allegation of legal malpractice, as… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Risk Management Strategies, Fraud Prevention, Legal Technology, Practice Aids, Conflicts of Interest
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