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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles From Anne E. Thar

Taking an Equity Interest in a Client; Is it Worth the Risk? By Anne E. Thar February 2001 Column, Page 101 Should you take your fee in the form of stock options in a client company? Before you say "yes," read on.
The Perils of Elma Fudd, Esq. - Malpractice Risks in Business Formations By Anne E. Thar December 2000 Column, Page 727 It's a common situation; a small group seeking a lawyer's help in forming a closely held business entity; that presents multiple malpractice traps for lawyers.
Legal Malpractice, Ethics, and Your Support Staff By Anne E. Thar October 2000 Column, Page 603 Learn in chilling detail the enormous risk you take when you cut corners on staff training and supervision, and find out what to do about it.
Fender Benders Pose Malpractice Risks, Too By Anne E. Thar August 2000 Column, Page 479 Plaintiffs' lawyers take note -- many of those "routine" cases come with not-so-ordinary malpractice pitfalls.
Nice Guys Finish Last in Wills and Estate Planning By Anne E. Thar April 2000 Column, Page 235 Confused elderly parents, estranged (and strange) children; estate-planning practice can pose serious malpractice risks for the best of lawyers. Here's what to watch for.
Ten Tips for the Newly Admitted By Anne E. Thar February 2000 Column, Page 105 Sage advice for the freshly minted.
Are You Representing the Wrong Clients? By Anne E. Thar December 1999 Column, Page 671 Learn how to screen prospective cases and clients to reduce your risk of being sued.
There’s No Place Like Home By Anne E. Thar October 1999 Column, Page 553 Repeat those words before following the Yellow Brick Road to malpractice and UPL risks in an unfamiliar jurisdiction.
Five Steps to Improving Client Relations and Reducing Legal Malpractice Claims By Anne E. Thar August 1999 Column, Page 437 How not to get on your client's bad side — and the wrong side of a malpractice suit.
What Do Clients Really Want? It’s Time You Found Out By Anne E. Thar June 1999 Column, Page 331 Here's a survey to help you improve your deskside manner.
Workers’ Comp Malpractice Headaches By Anne E. Thar April 1999 Column, Page 219 Workers' comp lawyers are cursed with a special set of headaches. The remedy? Follow this advice.
Don’t Be a Sitting Duck for In-Firm Theft By Anne E. Thar February 1999 Column, Page 105 Think the unthinkable; put safeguards in place to protect yourself from theft and embezzlement by employees and colleagues.
Twelve Steps to Prepare Your Practice for the New Millenium By Anne E. Thar December 1998 Column, Page 695 This 12-step plan will help you enter the 21st Century with a fresh approach to your practice and a lower risk of malpractice.