The Lawyer's Handbook: Ethics Compliance and Claim Avoidance

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Easy-to-use practice management tool for fast-paced, round the clock law practice in a format that ensures compliance with applicable ethics rule while minimizing the risks of legal malpractice claims.
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The Lawyer’s Handbook: Ethics Compliance and Claim Avoidance
provides an easy-to-use practice management tool for fast-paced, round the clock law practice in a format that ensures compliance with applicable ethics rules while minimizing the risks of legal malpractice claims. To achieve this, the book brings the basics of the fundamentals of law practice management to the table. From client intake procedures to file-closing letters, this book includes the essentials for the practical side of the practice of law. Attorneys can be more efficient and focus on the substance of the practice, while spending less time identifying, determining, and incorporating the basics, and leaving more time for attention to issues raised by their clients in ongoing representations. 
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SKU GLHB
Division Name Daily Report
Volumes 0
Product Types Books
Brand Daily Report (GA)
Publication Date November 7, 2013
Jurisdiction Georgia
ISBN 978-1-57625-718-0
Page Count 218
Edition 1st
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Alanna G. Clair
Alanna G. Clair is an associate in the Washington, D.C., office
of McKenna Long & Aldridge. She specializes in commercial
litigation with an emphasis on the defense of law firms and
professionals against legal malpractice claims. She was a
significant contributor to Georgia Legal Malpractice Law (1st
Ed. 2011 & 2d Ed. 2013). She is an appointee to the D.C. Bar
Foundation’s Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council and
has been a repeat member of the Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, a
list of Washington, D.C., attorneys who contribute significantly
to pro bono efforts.
J. Randolph Evans

J. Randolph Evans is a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge. He handles highprofile, complex litigation matters in Georgia and federal courts for some ofthe largest companies in the world. He is a frequent lecturer and prolificauthor on the subjects of professional liability and ethics. He has authored orco-authored seven books, including The Practical Guide to Legal Malpractice Prevention(ICLE GA, 8th ed. 2000) and The Practice Guide to Purchasing Legal MalpracticeInsurance (3d ed. 1999).

Shari L. Klevens

Shari L. Klevens is a partner and is the Deputy General Counsel at the law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge. She represents lawyers and law firms in the defense of legal malpractice claims and advises and counsels lawyers concerning claims for malpractice, ethical violations, and breaches of duty. Shari is the Practice Group Leader for McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP’s Law Firm Practice Group and is a frequent writer and lecturer on issues related to legal malpractice. Shari also litigates complex commercial cases in state and federal courts across the country. She has authored or co-authored two other books: Georgia Legal Malpractice Law (ALM 2014) and The Lawyer’s Handbook: Ethics Compliance and Claim Avoidance (ALM 2013). Shari is a member of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Lawyer’s Professional Liability.

Introduction ............................................................................................. 1
Chapter 1: Issues to Consider When Beginning a New Representation ......7
Chapter 2: Use Care in Setting and Collecting Legal Fees .....................49
Chapter 3: Use Technology as a Facet of a Modern Law Practice .........65
Chapter 4: Deal with Problem Relationships and Withdrawal ................83
Chapter 5: Take these Steps When the Representation Ends ..................93
Chapter 6: Respond to Claims .............................................................101
Chapter 7: Know the Issues Relating to Insurance ...............................115
Chapter 8: Address Changes in Practice Structure ...............................133
Chapter 9: Attorney Suicide: A Tragic Epidemic .....................................149
Appendix of Forms .............................................................................153

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