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Things to Consider BEFORE you sign a Tolling Agreement

You are working away in your office when out of the blue, you receive an email or telephone call from an attorney who represents a former client. The attorney tells you that they have been asked to review the work you did for the former client and that they are probably not planning to sue [...]

Beware of Personalized Email and Phone Scams

As the general population becomes ever more skilled at spotting and avoiding the various email and phone scams cybercriminals perpetrate, scammers can only respond by upping their game. Whenever they do, the rest of us need to come up to speed on how scams are changing so we all can continue to successfully spot and [...]

You, Only Better: How Leaders Think about Self-Care

I work with leaders at companies as varied as finance, law, healthcare, education, and more. As their "Executive Coach," they ask me surface-level questions such as, "how can I get things done more efficiently?" or "how can I organize my email and calendar to be more effective?" Professionally, I acknowledge them for asking what seem [...]

The Cost of Stress is Higher Than You Think

Ready to make your health a priority in your law practice and daily worklife balance? Lauren Baptiste is partnering with ALPS for a 1-hour wellness webinar on May 15! Sign up now: "Why Making a Personal Wellness Pledge is Good for You and for Business"  “Stress” and “burnout” are two terms commonly tossed around the [...]

ALPS In Brief – Episode 32: Making Your Mark

Trying to establish an advocate or mentor relationship as a woman in law? Andrea Canfield, president of the Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers and fifth-year Corporate Associate at Stoel Rives, offers advice and insights on how to successfully navigate a male-dominated practice group. Transcript: MARK B: Hello. I'm Mark Bassingthwaighte, the Risk Manager with ALPS. [...]

Most Dangerous Areas of Practice for Dabbling

Asking an attorney not to “dabble” in an unfamiliar area of practice is an easy concept to grasp, but much more difficult to put in practice.  Article after article has been written about the dangers of taking on a new type of case, and the risks associated with doing so — however, not every attorney [...]

When It’s Time to Withdraw

Sometimes things change as matters progress, like the legal needs of the client, your ability to continue to provide competent representation, the effectiveness of the attorney-client relationship, or even the ability of your client to pay your fees. And such changes, for some, lead to a recognition that the time to withdraw has arrived. This [...]

The Importance of Recognizing Personal Boundaries in the Practice of Law

Boundaries are important. In sports, they define the area of play. In real estate, they designate what one owns. And in personal relationships, they mark the emotional and physical limits everyone establishes in order to protect themselves from being manipulated, used, or violated by someone else. In short, personal boundaries mark the place where one [...]

When Tempers Flare

Transcript: We work in a high-pressure field where people’s lives and livelihoods are often at stake. When tempers flare and someone gets angry, what should you do? Here are three suggestions: Stay Calm. Adding your own emotions to the situation rarely results in a better outcome for anyone. Be aware of your client’s safety and [...]

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