Is This the Devil You Want In Your Solo Practice?

I get it. There isn’t much in the way of available down time in a typical attorney’s day. There may be hearings, client appointments, unexpected calls, morning mail, never ending email, a Rotary luncheon, attorney meetings, staff questions, and computer problems. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention a need to also get to the […]

When Solo/Small Firms Hire, Always Look for a Good Fit

Legal professional liability insurance underwriters look at the rate of attorney turnover at firms (including solos who hire associates) they are considering underwriting. The reason is that a higher than normal rate of turnover can be a concern. It hints that something might be amiss within the firm. Management, or even the complete lack thereof, […]

Are You Caught in The Comfort Trap?

I suspect it would come as no surprise to learn that many of the files that come our way after a malpractice claim has been reported are somewhat lacking when it comes to thorough documentation. If we had found in the file what should have been there, a number of claims might have been resolved […]

Where’s the Beef?

Years ago a favorite commercial of mine happened to be one that Wendy’s aired and I still get a chuckle out of it to this day. An elderly and somewhat curmudgeonly woman with cohorts in tow enters a burger joint. She buys a burger, lifts up the top bun, and upon seeing a tiny little […]

4 ‘Musts’ When Considering A Co-Counsel Relationship

Sometimes co-counsel relationships are formed “on the fly” meaning that there will be no thorough discussion as to who will be responsible for what. This can be disastrous if each attorney assumes the other will meet a critical deadline and as a result a deadline is actually missed. Unfortunately, this situation can get even messier […]