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Articles From Karen J. Dilibert

Ten Easy Things New Lawyers Can Do to Mess up Their Careers

By Karen J. Dilibert
October
2002
Column
Page 557
A career is a terrible thing to waste; but if you insist, here's how to do it.

Taking the Hell Out of LPL

By Karen J. Dilibert
August
2002
Column
Page 431
Do 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.

More Bread, Fewer Claims

By Karen J. Dilibert
June
2002
Column
Page 321
Want to increase your chances of collecting fees while sending clients away happy; or at least not fighting mad? Then read on.

You Can’t Take It with You (and You Can’t Sell It, Either)

By Karen J. Dilibert
April
2002
Column
Page 213
Given 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.

Getting Real-World Advice on Ethical Dilemmas

By Karen J. Dilibert
February
2002
Column
Page 99
Don't let your brainchildren be like the proverbial cobbler's shoeless kids; lawyer, protect your IP rights.

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Client

By Karen J. Dilibert
December
2001
Column
Page 663
That filing deadline looms and you can't find your client; now what do you do?

How to Spot the Client from Hell

By Karen J. Dilibert
November
2001
Article
Page 591
Learn how to identify the prospective clients you should turn away.

The Letterhead Name Game

By Karen J. Dilibert
October
2001
Column
Page 545
What's in that name on your firm's letterhead? Trouble, if you don't mind your ps and qs.

Closing Pandora’s Box for Workers’ Comp Lawyers

By Karen J. Dilibert
August
2001
Column
Page 435
The recently issued Keef decision seems to open a Pandora's Box of malpractice plagues for workers' comp attorneys. Or does it?

Fifty Ways to Leave Your Law Firm

By Karen J. Dilibert
June
2001
Column
Page 323
Before 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.

Ten Tips for Responding to an ARDC Inquiry

By Karen J. Dilibert
April
2001
Column
Page 213
Being the subject of an ARDC grievance is a lawyer's nightmare. Here's what to do; and what not to; if it happens to you.

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