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Share Your Dreams With These 3 People

Can you imagine your work and your life a year from now? What can you anticipate coming your way? What could impact the way you do your job? And, what will your family look like in regards to the changes you know are coming? Recently, I spoke for a group of Majors and Lt Colonels [...]

By |2018-11-13T16:43:00+00:00November 14th, 2018|Attorney Wellness, Managing Your Practice|0 Comments

When The Client Wants Your File Too

You’ve given it your all and your client has been pleased with how the matter progressed. However, now that things are wrapping up, this client thought the time was right to let you know that once everything is finalized you are to turn over the original file. In short, you’ve just been informed you are [...]

Disengagement Letters Verses Letters of Closure – Two Sides of the Same Coin

Some may view this as me being nitpicky, but there is a difference between disengagement letters and letters of closure. Yes, while both serve to document the conclusion of representation, it’s the underlying reason for their use that differentiates the two. As I’ve written in the past, closure letters are to be used at the [...]

Why Would A Small Law Firm Be An Attractive Target For A Cyber Criminal?

Regardless of size, any and every law firm is an attractive target for a cyber criminal.  Think about it.  Law firms serve clients of all shapes and sizes in every sector of our economy and thus a significant amount of the data residing on law firm networks, backup drives, laptops, PCs, and mobile devices is [...]

ALPS In Brief Podcast – Episode 24: Train the Brain: Why Lawyer Mindfulness is Good Business

Jeff Bunn, lawyer, wellness expert and owner of the Mindful Law Coaching and Consulting Group, presents the business case for investing in attorney wellness. As he sits down with ALPS Executive Vice President, Chris Newbold, Jeff lays out why making mindfulness a priority in the legal profession makes sense not just from the health standpoint, [...]

So What is Prior Acts Coverage?

Under a claims made and reported policy, an insured would have coverage for any covered malpractice misstep that occurs and is reported during a policy period. The problem, however, is malpractice claims often don’t arise in the same year the actual misstep occurred. Prior acts coverage is what solves the problem.. In order to help [...]

They Don’t Trust You (Yet)

People like to work with people they trust. They get more done. Faster. More efficiently. For a higher good. If you're a leader, you might have an imposed expectation on yourself demanding you always be on, and you always have all the (right) answers. If you're a parent, a spouse, or a friend, you might [...]

By |2018-10-10T14:53:56+00:00October 10th, 2018|Managing Your Practice|0 Comments

Top 5 Law Firm Cyber Security Quick Tips

When I first joined ALPS over 20 years ago, most of my risk management efforts were focused on proper file documentation, calendaring best practices and the like. Things are different today. Now a significant amount of my risk management efforts are focused on trying to help lawyers become as cyber secure as possible. One common [...]