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Holding Law Firm Data for Ransom
Hardly a week goes by without reading another report of a law firm’s systems held hostage by ransomware. As recently reported in Financial Post, ransomware attacks are a form of &ldqu ...
06/18/2015  |  Full Item >>
Better Client Service from the First Contact
Providing effective and efficient client service is critical to a risk management strategy and begins at the point of very first contact with potential clients. Whether you have staff responsible ...
05/29/2015  |  Full Item >>
Navigating the Social Media Minefield
The latest issue of CLIA’s Loss Prevention Bulletin (Spring 2015) is now available online. Bulletin #225 Navigating the Social Media Minefield looks at the risks of social media use for lawyers ...
05/13/2015  |  Full Item >>
Basic Risk Management
According to the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability, nearly half of claims made each year arise out of substantive errors, ...
04/15/2015  |  Full Item >>
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