Learning to Think Like An Ethical LawyerBy Karen ErgerOctober 2003Column, Page 527That's right, young lawyer; while you might feel you know little compared to your more senior colleagues, you're fully responsible for properly applying ethical rules.
Avoiding a Coverage HangoverBy Karen ErgerAugust 2003Column, Page 415Shopping for new malpractice insurance? Make sure you don't create a gap in your coverage if and when you switch insurers.
Ten Loss-Prevention Tips for Support StaffBy Karen ErgerApril 2003Column, Page 207Treat your paralegals, administrative assistants, secretaries and other staff with the respect that a valued coworker deserves. And urge them to read and follow these 10 tips, designed especially for the folks on the front lines.
The “Problem Lawyer”By Karen ErgerFebruary 2003Column, Page 93The damage that drug, alcohol, or otherwise impaired "problem lawyers" do to your firm lingers long after they leave. Here's how to nip problems in the bud, and maybe salvage a career in the bargain.
Taking the Hell Out of LPLBy Karen J. DilibertAugust 2002Column, Page 431Do you really know what malpractice coverage you're getting under a "claims made and reported" policy? And what does "full prior acts" mean? Read on and make yourself a more informed consumer of lawyers' professional liability (LPL) insurance.
You Can’t Take It with You (and You Can’t Sell It, Either)By Karen J. DilibertApril 2002Column, Page 213Given that Illinois sole practitioners can't sell their practices, how can they prepare for death or retirement? This article discusses the problem and outlines a few steps solos can take on behalf of clients and family.
Mandatory lawyer financial responsibility proposedBy Helen W. GunnarssonNovember 2001Lawpulse, Page 564A special ISBA committee is recommending that lawyers be required to maintain malpractice insurance or some other form of compensation for malpractice victims.
The Letterhead Name GameBy Karen J. DilibertOctober 2001Column, Page 545What's in that name on your firm's letterhead? Trouble, if you don't mind your ps and qs.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathSeptember 2001Column, Page 450Two years and time's up for legal malpractice; nightshift-assignment doesn't constitute sex discrimination; and more.
Fifty Ways to Leave Your Law FirmBy Karen J. DilibertJune 2001Column, Page 323Before you jump on the train, Jane, read about how tricky it can be to say farewell to your old firm and start or join a new one.