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5 Ways To Avoid Cyber Attack At Your Law Firm

All businesses today are becoming increasingly reliant on electronic communications, and law firms are no different. In recent years, law firms especially have become more and more aware that hackers are targeting their clients' information. In fact, the American Bar Association Cybersecurity Legal Task Force noted "an alarming rise of attacks" on businesses' electronic networks over the past [...]

By |2017-11-17T11:47:33-06:00June 23rd, 2014|Cyber & Law Tech|0 Comments

Claims Corner: When An Attorney Leaves During A Pending Malpractice Claim

A few issues arise when a malpractice claim is filed against an attorney working for the insured firm when that attorney leaves the firm while the claim is pending. In addition, the question frequently arises as to how the claim will affect the firm’s future risk rating. This article is intended to provide a partial [...]

By |2017-10-25T12:25:16-06:00January 29th, 2013|Lawyers' Insurance 101, Tales from the Claims Files|0 Comments

Claims Corner: Do I Need To Report This Situation To My Carrier And What Happens To My Premium If I Do?

Do I really need to report this situation to my carrier and what is going to happen to my premium if I do report it? Often, these are two of the very first questions asked by Insureds when they are faced with a situation. As is so often the case in a legal setting, the answer [...]

By |2017-10-25T12:25:48-06:00November 15th, 2012|Lawyers' Insurance 101, Tales from the Claims Files|0 Comments

Become Your Partner’s Keeper

Stakeholders of law firms are often taken aback when they learn they are responsible both ethically and civilly for those individuals working in or for their firm, including their fellow stakeholders. A complete analysis of how and why is beyond the scope of this article. Suffice it to say, you may not be as safe [...]

By |2017-10-25T12:34:27-06:00February 29th, 2012|Managing Your Practice|0 Comments

Claims-Made Reporting Requirement

Professional liability insurance policy is provided on a claims-made basis, and not the more common occurrence basis. One significant difference between claims-made and occurrence policies is the timing required when making the claim. Claims-made insurance requires that a policy be in effect at the time the claim is made regardless of when the act, error [...]

By |2017-10-25T12:19:52-06:00February 15th, 2012|Tales from the Claims Files|1 Comment

Claims Corner – Even “Good lawyers” Have Claims

Many times policyholders, defense counsel or lawyers we meet tell us, “You should insure (fill in the name of a colleague). They are a great lawyer and would be a great risk.” That kind of endorsement is meaningful and the reputation is often well deserved. In fact we usually try to proceed with the referral [...]

By |2017-10-25T12:35:51-06:00January 17th, 2012|Lawyers' Insurance 101, Tales from the Claims Files|0 Comments