ALPS In Brief Podcast

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ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 12: The Introverted Lawyer

 Professor Heidi K.  Brown is a former construction litigator, author and self-described introvert. Mark was able to connect with Heidi, who is based in Brooklyn, New York where she is the Director of the legal writing program at Brooklyn Law School, to discuss the differences between introverts and extroverts in the legal context. Heidi’s [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 11: Where Legal Tech is Heading

If you are not already aware, ALPS proudly partners with Clio, the easy-to-use cloud-based law practice management software company with over 150,000 subscribing lawyers.  ALPS policyholders enjoy a 10% lifetime discount on their Clio subscription. We are also lucky to work with Clio to better understand where legal tech is heading and how we can [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 10: Why is mandatory malpractice insurance gaining ground?

ALPS Executive Vice President, Chris Newbold, recently sat down with Doug Ende, the Chief Disciplinary Counsel at the Washington State Bar Association in the Bar's Seattle offices. Doug was able to shed some light on mandatory malpractice insurance from a disciplinary perspective and how coverage not only protects attorneys but ultimately is a protection for [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 9: The LLLT, Pioneering Efforts in Access to Justice

Recorded from the Washington State Bar Association offices in Seattle, ALPS Executive Vice President, Chris Newbold, sits down with WSBA Executive Director, Paula Littlewood to discuss Washington’s pioneering efforts in improving access to justice through the Limited Legal License Technician (LLLT) licensure. Today there are 80-90% of people with civil legal problems, particularly people in [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 8: Cyber Coverage 2.0

 There are two types of businesses - those that have been hacked and those that don't know they've been hacked. This may sound like hyperbole, but it's fairly accurate and many of those businesses are law firms. So you may ask yourself, how do I protect my law firm from a hack? Mark sits [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 7: We Can All Use A Champion

ALPS, a professional liability insurance provider, interviewed me about why it is so important for lawyers to find and to be champions. The discussion ranges from the need for more sponsorship of women in law firms to examining how solo attorneys can benefit from mentorship. Listen to the podcast and comment here on the blog, on our [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 6: Pursue the ‘Why’ Intentionally.

Last week the ALPS team gathered for a discussion about the company's vision this year and beyond. Afterwards Mark sat down with ALPS CEO, David Bell, to continue the conversation about vision and why it's imperative for every business, from a large corporation like GE to a solo law firm, to truly understand why they [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast-Episode 5: What’s your speed? 3 new policies to fit your needs.

 ALPS is rolling out three new policy forms this year, offering legal malpractice insurance coverage options to fit your firm's needs. No one is more excited it seems to talk policy features than our General Counsel, Brad Dantic. Listen as Brad and Mark Bassingthwaighte share a lively discussion about the ALPS Basic, Preferred and [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast-Episode 4: Opening a Law Firm? Think About Protecting Your Future.

 Mark talks with seasoned ALPS Business Development Representative, Julie Patterson, about new lawyers hanging their own shingle and the associated challenges. This includes looking at legal malpractice insurance as an investment in protecting all of the work you do from the day you open your doors. Julie and Mark discuss the dangers in going [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast-Episode 3: Stay Away from the Gray Area. Reporting Claims.

There are a number of common questions that policyholders ask in regards to reporting claims. In this episode, ALPS Claims Attorney John Ries talks with Mark about some of questions he often hears. John also sheds light on why it’s important for attorneys to call their legal malpractice insurance provider even if they suspect that [...]