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More Effective Client Communications: Engagement Letters
Developing clear lines of communication with your clients begins when you are retained. One of the best client communication tools, from a risk management perspective, is the retainer or e ...
08/11/2014  |  Full Item >>
LIANSwers to your Risk Management Questions
You can now check out the latest issue of LIANSwers, the newsletter of Lawyers Insurance Association of Nova Scotia. This issue contains useful articles on topics including: ...
06/19/2014  |  Full Item >>
Just say “No, thank you.”
There are times when you know you need to decline a prospective client, whether because you’ve too much work on your plate or the client has raised a few “red flags” in ...
05/28/2014  |  Full Item >>
Great Expectations
Managing client expectations is part of risk management, but as Steven B. Levy points out in his recent post on Slaw, Setting v. Managing Expectations, setting appropriate expectations in ...
05/16/2014  |  Full Item >>
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