Is Your Firm Prepared for a Third-Party Cyber Attack?

Is Your Firm Prepared for a Third-Party Cyber Attack?

Cyber risks can be lurking in the most unsuspecting places. Members of a state professional society recently learned that the hard way. The society’s website had been compromised through a social engineering ploy, which allowed hackers to insert a Trojan virus on the site that targeted the victims. When members logged onto the “members only” area on the website, they were unknowingly giving hackers back-door access to their firms’ computer networks.

Prior Acts Coverage and the Retroactive Date

Prior Acts Coverage and the Retroactive Date

Every successful accounting practice needs professional liability insurance to protect the assets of the business and the personal assets and careers of those who practice there. Understanding the components of your policy and what to look for will help ensure you are adequately covered. One area that is important to understand is prior acts coverage and the retroactive date.

Things to Know About Prior Acts Coverage and the Retroactive Date

Things to Know About Prior Acts Coverage and the Retroactive Date

Professional liability insurance is essential for attorneys to operate a successful law practice and adequately protect their careers. An aspect of these policies that can be confusing is the prior acts coverage and retroactive date. Understanding every component of your policy and what to look for is the best way to ensure you are adequately covered.

Do You Have Gaps in Your Accounting Malpractice Insurance?

Do You Have Gaps in Your Accounting Malpractice Insurance?

It’s great to have professional liability insurance that covers your day-to-day work, and if you’re settled at a firm that provides coverage, you may feel like you’re safe and protected.

Do You Have Gaps in Your Legal Malpractice Insurance?

Do You Have Gaps in Your Legal Malpractice Insurance?

It’s great to have professional liability insurance that covers your day-to-day work, and if you’re settled at a firm that provides coverage, you may feel like you’re safe and protected. Nowadays, however, attorneys’ careers are more portable and flexible than ever. Maybe you did a few years of contract work before you joined a firm; maybe you still do some pro bono or other extra work on the side. As your practice changes over time, your coverage needs change, too. Do you know if you’re covered now for all the work you do or have done?

Does Your Legal E&O Policy Provide the Protection You Need?

Does Your Legal E&O Policy Provide the Protection You Need?

Let’s face it: no one enjoys reading insurance policies. The fact is, however, that skipping this important step in protecting your legal practice and personal assets can have disastrous consequences. Be sure you understand the terms of any professional liability policy before you purchase it. If you’ve already purchased errors and omissions insurance and aren’t completely clear on its terms, take the time now to look over your policy, and consider whether it’s really giving you the protection you need.

5 Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims

5 Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims

As a practicing attorney, you understand the importance of ensuring that you’re serving your clients as effectively as possible. Despite your best efforts, the odds are you’ll face a malpractice claim at some point. A substantial percentage of attorneys are subject to professional liability claims each year, and the average attorney faces three such claims throughout a legal career.1 The good news is there are steps you can take to minimize your risk of legal malpractice claims and resulting losses.

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