Managing Risks

Are you a church leader looking for tools and training that will help your church thrive? The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has developed free tools to help you achieve these goals.

 

What should an attorney do if he or she gets a negative online review?  This post will discuss how to respond. Remaining level-headed and courteous can turn a negative review into a positive for the firm.

The doctrine of admission pro hac vice permits the temporary admission of an unlicensed attorney to practice law in a specific jurisdiction and for a specific case. This post discusses the ABA Model Rule on pro hac vice.

Often, nonprofit boards seek attorneys to serve, based on their knowledge and experience that may be useful. Attorneys also enjoy serving as a way of giving back to the community. But there are some pitfalls that this post discusses.

Sometimes an attorney needs to withdraw from a case, or step into one partway through. This post discusses the ethical rules for withdrawing from or entering into a case that is already underway.

As if discovery were not complicated enough, now electronic discovery includes text messages. This post presents some current legal rulings and the dangers they flag if a firm incorrectly handles text messages.

Being sued can be the “worst nightmare” situation for a business. This post discusses practical ways to respond to threats of a lawsuit. 

Nonprofits often wonder whether their charitable status offers any protection if they get sued, or if funds that were donated for charitable purposes will just get wiped out by the lawsuit. Some protections such as the doctrine of charitable immunity apply, but these are limited.

We discuss pros and cons of benevolent phishing, which is phishing your employees to train them on cybersecurity awareness. We also discuss other ways to harden your workforce against phishing.

The Tenth Circuit reminds lawyers of the importance of good billing practices in this Colorado case on attorney malpractice insurance defense coverage, where billing practices ended up not covered by the policy.