Publications

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.

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