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Law Practice Management (5)

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25% of Law Firms Have Been Breached

What We Learned in 2021 In December 2021, Dave Ries, a frequent co-presenter with the authors, wrote an excellent summary of the cybersecurity...

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Quality Control in the Practice of Law

Back in the 80’s, Wendy’s aired a commercial that has remained a personal favorite and can still bring a smile to my face to this day. Here’s the...

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6 Software Patch Management Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

This blog post is in partnership with LMG Security. With professional hackers and cybersecurity criminals posing a constant threat to law firms...

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6 Aspects of Attorney Departure Every Firm Must Know

A number of books have been written on the topic of attorney departure, many of which provide a plethora of valuable information on everything from...

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ALPS In Brief – Episode 61: A Dirty Little Secret About Conflict Resolution Claims

ALPS Risk Manager Mark Bassingthwaighte shares the illuminating story of a law firm, their longstanding wealthy client who couldn’t close the deal...

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How To Address The Shadow IT Problem

What is shadow IT? Let me start with a story I heard recently. A law firm had in place a written policy that set forth a list of approved services,...

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Insider Threats: How to Reduce the Risks From Within Your Organization

This blog post is in partnership with LMG Security. With professional hackers and cybersecurity criminals posing a constant threat to law firms big...

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The Risks That Come with Serving on a Corporate Board

Underwriters in the legal malpractice insurance space often exercise caution when reviewing applications of firms that have one or more attorneys...

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Why It’s Important To Keep Your Emotions In Check After Learning a Malpractice Claim Is In The Works

It’s quite normal for an attorney to have an emotional response after learning a malpractice claim is on the way. Problems arise, however, if the...

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Are You Giving Your Clients Non-Verbal Cues About Your Competency as a Lawyer?

The number of times I’ve observed or heard about a problematic nonverbal interaction with a client (to which the involved lawyer or staff member was...

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ALPS In Brief - Episode 58: The Vera Project

Mark Bassingthwaighte: Hello, I’m Mark Bassingthwaighte, the risk manager here at ALPS. And welcome to another episode of ALPS In Brief, the...

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What Lawyers Should Be Thinking About before Entering into an of Counsel Relationship

The term “of counsel” has multiple meanings. It has been used as an honorary designation for retired partners, a special designation for firm...

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