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Articles From Karen Erger

Increasing Your Civility Quotient

By Karen Erger
February
2004
Column
Page 103
Civility isn't just a nice thing; it is a hallmark of professionalism and a key component of malpractice prevention.

Practicin’ to the Oldies: 10 Ways to Avoid Malpractice

By Karen Erger
December
2003
Column
Page 635
These 10 malpractice-prevention golden oldies are just as true today as when we first heard 'em.

Learning to Think Like An Ethical Lawyer

By Karen Erger
October
2003
Column
Page 527
That'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 Hangover

By Karen Erger
August
2003
Column
Page 415
Shopping for new malpractice insurance? Make sure you don't create a gap in your coverage if and when you switch insurers.

Client Communications 101: Learning to Listen

By Karen Erger
June
2003
Column
Page 313
Not listening to your clients leads to dissatisfaction and, too often, to claims.

Ten Loss-Prevention Tips for Support Staff

By Karen Erger
April
2003
Column
Page 207
Treat 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 Erger
February
2003
Column
Page 93
The 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.

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