Top 5 Attorney Blogs of 2016

posted by Tony Ranniger on Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Top 5 attorney blogs of 2016

As we begin the New Year, we wanted to take a look back at our most popular attorney blogs from the past year.

Here are our top 5 blogs of 2016:

1. Running on Empty – The Need for Disengagement Letters

Closing or disengagement letters serve not only to limit potential conflicts with clients by clearly communicating the terms of the conclusion of representation, but also to clearly establish a date for the termination of a client relationship. Attorneys who fail to write these letters are “running blind” and the statute of limitations may keep running.

2. Fee Agreements – Are They Necessary?

Just as a seatbelt provides protection to the passengers in a vehicle, so too do client fee agreements provide protection to attorneys. Fee agreements work to protect attorneys from an array of claims that could be asserted in the absence of such a document.

3. Places of Public Accommodation, the ADA & Your Law Firm

Auxiliary services are often crucial to those with disabilities, and turning away individuals to someone with more resources is not an adequate solution. Is your firm equipped to provide auxiliary services in order to remain in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act?

4. What Do Data Breaches Mean for Client Confidentiality?

In light of the extensive efforts of today’s hackers and cyber criminals, it is time to step up cybersecurity protections. Efforts such as increased vigilance must be taken to enhance security measures and protect electronically stored information.

5. A Concrete Step to Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims

One way that you can help reduce the risk of a legal malpractice claim is to be upfront and clear about what service(s) you are providing to clients. The first step in this process is to provide your client with an engagement letter.

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Tony Ranniger

Professional Liability Program Manager

Tony is responsible for developing, retaining and enhancing agency relationships to represent PSI...

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