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A Client Filed a Complaint Against Me. What Should I Do?
Posted by Joe Barnard, CPA on Mar 21, 2018 12:05:00 PM

Lawyers can expect to face at least one professional complaint during their careers. When it happens to you, keep your cool. The fact is that vast majority of professional complaints are dismissed. 

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Topics: Lawyers Professional Liability, Risk Management

A Lawyer’s Risk Management Checklist
Posted by Joe Barnard, CPA on Mar 5, 2018 12:14:00 PM

In hiring you as their attorney, your clients put a great deal of trust in you. They may trust you to protect their assets, their safety, their civil rights, or their liberty. As a result, you have a great responsibility to each of them.

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Topics: Risk Management, Lawyers Professional Liability

5 Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims
Posted by Joe Barnard, CPA on Nov 29, 2017 4:25:00 PM

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 the subject to professional liability claims each year, and the average attorney faces three such claims throughout a legal career.[1]

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Topics: Lawyers Professional Liability, Risk Management

A Client Threatened to Sue Me. What Should I Do?
Posted by Joe Barnard, CPA on Aug 24, 2017 9:13:00 AM

It’s perhaps easiest to start with the one thing not to do when a client threatens to sue you: ignore them. Although a threat is a long way from an actual lawsuit, taking the threat seriously will allow you to prepare for whatever may follow.

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Topics: Lawyers Professional Liability, Risk Management

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