Publications

Illinois Bar Journal
Articles From Karen Erger

The Mystery of the Missing Miles By Karen Erger August 2014 Column, Page 404 Ever use a public computer to access you work email? Find out how risky that is.
The Appearance of Professionalism By Karen Erger June 2014 Column, Page 300 Aren't women lawyers competent to make their own judgments about what to wear to work?
Good Is Not So Bad By Karen Erger April 2014 Column, Page 198 Perfectionism won't make you perfect. In fact, it might actually inhibit your performance.
Put Not Your Trust in Nigerian Princes By Karen Erger February 2014 Column, Page 100 A recent iteration of the Nigerian email scam offers lessons for lawyers.
Emergency Procedures for Malpractice Survival By Karen Erger December 2013 Column, Page 644 Prepare for the unlikely event of malpractice - alleged or real.
The Zealous Advocacy of Saul Goodman By Karen Erger October 2013 Column, Page 538 Why is Breaking Bad's shady Saul Goodman so popular?
Working with Clients Who Give You the Blues By Karen Erger August 2013 Column, Page 430 Bluesy advice for dealing with downer clients.
Your “Unsinkable” Law Practice: Checking the Lifeboats By Karen Erger June 2013 Column, Page 314 Make sure your professional liability policy is shipshape.
The Fourth Year Law Student By Karen Erger April 2013 Column, Page 208 You survived law school - now your legal education really begins.
What Do You Know? Give a Talk About It By Karen Erger February 2013 Column, Page 100 Anxious about public speaking? Try choosing a topic you really know.
Real Estate and Malpractice By Karen Erger December 2012 Column, Page 662 Real estate law now generates more claims than any other practice area.
A Lawyer Looks at 65: Planning for Your Future as an Older Lawyer By Karen Erger October 2012 Column, Page 560 Build up your retirement account and downsize lavish late-life dreams.
Law Firm Embezzlement: The Butler Didn’t Do It By Karen Erger August 2012 Column, Page 438 Keep your firm from becoming the scene of an embezzlement whodunit.
The Hat Trick: Don’t Be the Accidental Lawyer By Karen Erger June 2012 Column, Page 328 You can’t not be a lawyer, so always be on your best behavior.
Lessons Learned - Preventing Client Relations Problems that Cause Claims By Karen Erger April 2012 Column, Page 216 Even claims that don't result in a payout teach lessons.
Raising the Ante(Diluvian) By Karen Erger February 2012 Column, Page 108 More about the pros and cons of e-calendars.
Hey, Kids, Let’s Start a Law Firm By Karen Erger December 2011 Column, Page 640 An interview with a lawyer who did just that.
Why Calendars Matter - and Why I’m Going Back to Analog By Karen Erger October 2011 Column, Page 534 Sometimes the best technology is good old pen and paper.
Ten Unreasonable Reasons Not to Report a Professional Liability Claim By Karen Erger August 2011 Column, Page 418 Don't let fear cloud your judgment when it comes to reporting claims.
Think Before You Ink: Insurance Matters By Karen Erger June 2011 Column, Page 317 Consulting your client's insurance agent can help you avoid trouble.
A Cure for the Wandering Mind By Karen Erger April 2011 Column, Page 206 Living in the present offers rich spiritual rewards - and leads to fewer errors.
Spooky Tales from the Malpractice Coverage Campfire By Karen Erger February 2011 Column, Page 104 Don't let exclusions in your malpractice coverage give you a scary surprise.
“It’s Toasted”: Lawyer websites and the rules of ethics By Karen Erger December 2010 Column, Page 645 So what can you say and do on your website? A new ABA ethics opinion provides guidance.
You Kids Are Alright: A GenY Guide to the (ahem) Older Lawyer By Karen Erger October 2010 Column, Page 538 What makes the oldsters tick? Here's a handy guide.
Now How Much Would You Pay? Avoiding Involuntary Pro Bono By Karen Erger August 2010 Column, Page 430 Remember, there's nothing unprofessional about getting paid
Taking the Cake By Karen Erger June 2010 Column, Page 322 How to put your temptation-resisting rational brain in charge.
Will You Be My (Facebook) Friend? By Karen Erger April 2010 Column, Page 210 Those pesky ethics rules follow lawyers everywhere, even onto social-media pages.
Neither the Day nor the Hour By Karen Erger February 2010 Column, Page 104 Nothing puts life in perspective like glimpsing your mortality.
Your Responsibility for an Impaired Partner By Karen Erger December 2009 Column, Page 638 Ethics rules oblige you to protect your clients and the profession.
Blogs for Dummies Immigrants By Karen Erger October 2009 Column, Page 526 What's a blog, you ask? Read on.