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Ducks in a row

4 min read

When Sharing Office Space, Make Sure You Have Your Ducks in a Row

I once came across a comment on a blog post about attorneys sharing office space that stated malpractice insurance companies and those who write our rules of professional conduct are behind the times. Apparently, those of us who run in the ethics or...

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woods as a metaphor for the statutes of limitations

3 min read

Are We Out of the Woods Yet? Statutes of Limitations for Legal Malpractice Claims

If you’re coming across this post, chances are that you’ve just Googled something like, “what is the statute of limitations for legal malpractice...

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Light blue neon sign reading,

1 min read

Is Your Legal Malpractice Insurance in a Good Place?

Are you approaching the renewal of your malpractice coverage? I wanted to share some valuable information that I have come across in the last few...

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two unprofessional lawyers are not setting the right impression for their future clients

6 min read

Why First Impressions Matter

Like you, I’ve been a consumer for years and the older I get the more I’ve come to recognize the impact of first impressions on my spending...

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a successful attorney starts their own practice

3 min read

Business Insurance Risks Every Law Firm Should Understand

When you hear that an attorney is “hanging their shingle” you think of a lawyer starting a new practice on their own or with a partner or small group...

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two lawyers create their business plan for their law firm

2 min read

Insurance Coverage Every Small Law Firm Should Consider

When you think of protection from malpractice as an attorney, we hope you think of ALPS. For over 35 years ALPS has focused exclusively on the...

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A lawyer cringes at the idea of implementing Zero Trust Architecture for their law firm's network

6 min read

Law Firms Cringe, But Bow to the Need for Zero Trust Architecture

Zero Trust Architecture simplified Lawyers have a “deer in the headlights” look whenever we talk about Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) - and we do...

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a lawyer saying

3 min read

Why It’s Important To Be Able To Say "No"

Some people seem to struggle when it comes to saying no. Perhaps they view it as requiring them to be confrontational and confronting someone can be...

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A lawyer learns his lesson with regards to engagement letters and points at the lesson with his hand

3 min read

A Properly Drafted Engagement Letter Can Help Defend Legal Malpractice Claims

At ALPS, we strongly encourage you to use engagement letters — so much so that if a claim is made against you and handled under certain policy forms,...

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Cookies

4 min read

How Little Things Can Turn Into Big Problems

When I was young, I tried to bake cookies on my own as a surprise for the rest of my family who was away for a few hours. I had yet to appreciate the...

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