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From client forms and calendaring tips to checklists and resources for starting your solo practice, ALPS Risk Manager Mark Bassingthwaighte and other industry leaders set you up for success with fun, bite-sized content made just for you.

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ALPS In Brief - Episode 82: How to Build and Maintain a Strong Legal Practice

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Lawyer realizing her firm is failing

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5 Reasons Solo Firms Fail

While law firms of all shapes and sizes can fail for any number of reasons, in my experience as a risk manager, there are a few reasons that solo law...

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Why You Should Never Minimize the Significance of Client Driven Indemnity Provisions

I continue to get the occasional call from a lawyer wanting to know my thoughts about a new business opportunity. It’s a call that often starts out...

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3 Examples of Legal Malpractice Causes and Suggested Safeguards

We at ALPS have talked for many years about safeguards to implement to protect your firm (and your clients!) from a potential disaster. Although...

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As a lawyer, it is never too early for you to start succession planning.

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Retirement for Lawyers

The Importance of Succession Planning for Lawyers Succession planning is a crucial aspect of the legal profession. As lawyers, we devote our careers...

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Confused Lawyer

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How in the World Can You Not Know Who Your Client Is?

From time to time, I get involved in conversations with lawyers who have called in with a question or concern, and as we talk through the situation,...

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Why You Never Want to Get Lazy With Your Time Keeping

This post is directed toward those of you who fail to accurately record your time on a consistent basis throughout the day, day after day. I know it...

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Lawyers engaged in conflict resolution

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Why It’s Important to Have Attorney Accountability Built Into Your Firm’s Conflict Checking Process

What happens in your firm if there’s a hit during a conflicts check? Hopefully, the conflict concern is immediately brought to the attention of the...

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Why the Use of an Engagement Letter Should Never Be Considered Optional

Engagement letters seem to be one of those documents most lawyers intellectually appreciate the value of but often underutilize. This letter simply...

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