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Watch Out for These Common Conflict of Interest Traps
I’ve spent years trying to encourage solo and small firm lawyers to develop and consistently use a formal conflict checking system that tracks all of the information best practices currently dictate. In all honesty, I will admit that I have had limited success in...
ALPS 411 Blog Digest - February 2015 Edition
Why the Use of an Engagement Letter Should Never be Optional By Mark Bassingthwaighte Engagement letters seem to be one of those documents that most attorneys intellectually appreciate the value of but often underutilize. This letter simply isn’t in consistent use day...
Now You See Them! DIY Recordings of Depositions
Now You See (and Hear) Them! For all of you who have thought how nice it would be to have every deposition videoed, but did not think that the value of every case was worth the cost of hiring a videographer, here is a DIY tip worth considering. For a relatively small...
Watch Out for These Common Conflict of Interest Traps
I’ve spent years trying to encourage solo and small firm lawyers to develop and consistently use a formal conflict checking system that tracks all of the information best practices currently dictate. In all honesty, I will admit that I have had limited success in...
ALPS 411 Blog Digest - February 2015 Edition
Why the Use of an Engagement Letter Should Never be Optional By Mark Bassingthwaighte Engagement letters seem to be one of those documents that most attorneys intellectually appreciate the value of but often underutilize. This letter simply isn’t in consistent use day...
Now You See Them! DIY Recordings of Depositions
Now You See (and Hear) Them! For all of you who have thought how nice it would be to have every deposition videoed, but did not think that the value of every case was worth the cost of hiring a videographer, here is a DIY tip worth considering. For a relatively small...
ALPS Named 2015 Employer of Choice by the Job Service...
ALPS, the nation's largest direct writer of lawyers' malpractice insurance based in Missoula, Montana, was recently named by the Job Service Employers Council (JSEC) as the Employer of Choice for companies with between 25 and 74 employees. At ALPS the professional work...
ALPS Attorney Match receives American Bar Association award...
2015 Louis M. Brown Meritorious Recognition Award given to ALPS’ new online networking resource for the legal community February 18, 2015 – The American Bar Association (ABA) has honored ALPS, the nation’s largest direct writer of lawyers’ malpractice insurance, with...
What You Will Never Know Unless You Ask
I have previously written about the value of peer review as a quality control process within the law firm setting. In this post I would like to go in a slightly different direction because seasoned partners, if they are open to running with peer review at all, tend to...