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ALPS A National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014 Champion
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and this year, perhaps more than in the past, there has been a national recognition of the importance of cyber security from large financial institutions to small businesses on down to individuals. MISSOULA, MT,...
Malpractice Missteps and the Importance of Keeping Your Emotions...
When first learning that a legal malpractice claim is on the horizon, a common response is often an emotional one. “How dare my client do this! How dare someone question my abilities!” The situation is viewed as a personal affront. Others respond with dismay, “I can’t...
Create Your Network Before You Need Them
This is a paraphrased title from a great blog post by Jeremiah Owyang called "Build Your Network Before You Need Them" and he says it best here: Those who ignore the party/conversation/network when they are content and decide to drop in when they need the network may...
ALPS A National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2014 Champion
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) and this year, perhaps more than in the past, there has been a national recognition of the importance of cyber security from large financial institutions to small businesses on down to individuals. MISSOULA, MT,...
Malpractice Missteps and the Importance of Keeping Your Emotions...
When first learning that a legal malpractice claim is on the horizon, a common response is often an emotional one. “How dare my client do this! How dare someone question my abilities!” The situation is viewed as a personal affront. Others respond with dismay, “I can’t...
Create Your Network Before You Need Them
This is a paraphrased title from a great blog post by Jeremiah Owyang called "Build Your Network Before You Need Them" and he says it best here: Those who ignore the party/conversation/network when they are content and decide to drop in when they need the network may...
Try Not To Fall Into 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 come up short in terms of thorough documentation. If we had found in those files what should have been there, a number of claims would...
As Legal Outsourcing Proliferates, Ethics Become More Important
The practice of law has experienced major changes over the last generation. A new associate once could anticipate spending his or her entire career with the same firm, making partner after a few years of dogged practice and then easing back to enjoy the benefits of...
Getting It Right with Client Selection
Years ago during a visit with a solo attorney, we were discussing the importance of effective client screening when I learned that this attorney’s approach was to look at the shoes potential new clients wore. He swore that you could tell a lot about a person by their...