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Why You Must Immediately Report a Cyber Claim.

It seems that every week, the news reports on yet another company that suffered a cyber breach.  Law firms, even small firms, are not immune from cyber-attacks.  As you know, your ALPS legal malpractice insurance comes with a separate Cyber policy attached unless you opted out of this coverage.  However, as this is a new [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 20: Can We Still Trust Photographic Evidence?

We may have reached, “a fairly critical point where traditional photographic evidence just isn't as reliable as it used to be.” This according to our most recent podcast guest, Joe Kashi. In addition to being a trial attorney in Alaska, Joe has worked in automation technology and is himself a serious photographer. Recently Joe taught [...]

How to Build a Great Team

The way to build a great team - or to contribute to one if you're junior - is to track progress regularly and find ways to improve how you work together. Everyone plays a role in working effectively and efficiently together. Naturally, you’ll notice the wins and losses. You’ve got to know when you’re on [...]

Do Prospective Waivers of Malpractice Actually Work?

As I often like to do, let me share two brief stories. The first involves a criminal defense lawyer. This lawyer represented a client who refused to allow the lawyer to call his girlfriend to testify at trial. There may have been other witness who the lawyer could have called as well. Unfortunately, the client [...]

Public Wi-Fi – Should Lawyers Just Say No?

Public Wi-Fi networks are practically ubiquitous. They’re in airports, hotels, office buildings, coffee shops, restaurants, malls and many other locations. While accessing one can be convenient when all you want to do is buy a new digital book on your smartphone, check your e-mail on your laptop, or rebook a flight on your tablet, there [...]

Three Coaches Who Will Make the Difference

As you consider the journey you're on (that is: where you've been, where you are and where you're going), you deserve to ask yourself a self-reflective question: Where were you and what were you doing five years ago that is different from today? All too often, successful people spend much time looking the current problems [...]

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Can Lawyers Add Surcharges to Their Bills?

Two quick stories. Years ago, I had a plumbing emergency. The short version is I discovered a broken water line in my kitchen on a Thanksgiving eve. That line needed to be repaired immediately or Thanksgiving was going to be a bust. Trust me, that service call cost me.  My second story is about packages. [...]

Expectations for Conclusion

At the end of a case emotions and expectations are both running high. Guest Blogger Karen Thalacker addresses the importance of preparing your client for what happens as the case winds down and a settlement is reached. Transcript:  As attorneys, we do our best to manage our clients’ expectations during a case.  But we may [...]