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Good recordkeeping critical in trust accounts

As someone who defends attorneys against malpractice complaints, Daniel Schumack has noticed that solo lawyers are particularly prone to errors managing their client trust accounts. “In the District of Columbia and Mary-land, there are a disproportionate number of complaints filed ...

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Curbing legal malpractice claims

Four practice niches — personal injury law; family law; real estate; and trusts and estates — generate the highest percentage of legal malpractice claims each year. Many of these claims stem from the emotionally charged nature of cases in these ...

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Should your firm accept walk-in clients?

Madison attorney Steven M. Cohen figured out that the walk-in prospective client wasn’t going to become a client when he explained the nature of his legal problem: The government was implanting thoughts in his head. Cohen, of Cohen Law Office, ...

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The Case for Practice Management Software

For solos and small-firm lawyers, technology can be a great leveler. But does every practitioner need practice management software? Probably, according to Catherine Sanders Reach, the director of the Legal Technology Resource Center of the American Bar Association in Chicago. ...

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