Billing GallantlyBy Karen ErgerDecember 2006Column, Page 684"Don't pad your bill" - that's stating the obvious, right? So why must we keep stating it?
Time can't change me But I can't trace time
- David Bowie
The Client That Got AwayBy Karen ErgerAugust 2004Column, Page 433The statute of limitations is about to toll and your client is nowhere to be found. What to do? A new ISBA advisory opinion offers guidance.
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.