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Risk Management & Claims Prevention

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

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

Answers To Your Questions About LAWPRO’s New Enhanced Fraud Coverage

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We have received various questions and comments on the enhanced coverage for counterfeit certified cheques and bank drafts that we are providing under the 2010 LAWPRO insurance program and policy. To respond to those questions and comments, we’ve prepared an extensive list of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) that help explain this new enhanced coverage>, and… Read More »

Categories: Fraud Prevention, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage

Lawyer/Client Communication Errors Are The Biggest Cause Of Malpractice Claims

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For my first real post to AvoidAClaim, I want to focus on the biggest cause of malpractice claims: lawyer/client communication-related errors. Over the last eleven years, by cost and count, more than one-third of LAWPRO claims involved this type of error – almost $25 million or close to 8,200 claims. The adjacent pie chart shows… Read More »

Categories: Biggest Claims Risks, Communication Errors
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