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.

How Much Legal Professional Liability Coverage Should I Buy?

How Much Legal Professional Liability Coverage Should I Buy?

One of the more important decisions you make as an attorney pertains to your professional liability insurance. No matter how talented you are, you’re human and capable of making a mistake. When that happens, you’ll want to make sure you have adequate insurance coverage. A number of factors play into how much E&O coverage you need. You’ll have to weigh all of these to determine the best plan for you and your legal practice.

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.

How to Spot Dangerous Clients

How to Spot Dangerous Clients

Not every client who walks through your door will be one you want to represent. Just because somebody is willing to pay for your services doesn’t mean it’s in your best interest to take their case.

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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