Publications

Articles on Loss Prevention

Attention, Part-Time Lawyer: Are You Covered by Your Firm’s Policy?

By Jeff Strand
April
2018
Column
Page 50
If you work part-time for a firm and part-time on your own, both you and your firm need to consider where your coverage under the firm's policy begins and ends.

Expanding Coverage Offsets Risks for Closing Firms, Cyber Liabilities

By Jeff Strand
February
2018
Column
Page 46
Extended tail coverage for firms that are closing and expanded cyber risk protection are two ways ISBA Mutual is responding to the changing practice landscape.

Seven E-Filing Risks to Start Addressing Now

By Jeff Strand
December
2017
Column
Page 42
There's a lot to like about Illinois' move to mandatory e-filing on January 1. But some new risks come with it. Don't wait till the last minute to prepare for them.

Surviving the Networking Reception

By Karen Erger
October
2017
Column
Page 54
Dread the meet-and-greet time built into professional conferences? Here are tips for making the most of your next networking event.

Three Things You Can Stop Feeling Guilty About Right Now

By Karen Erger
August
2017
Column
Page 44
Tips for leaving the office more satisfied with the work you've done today and more likely to succeed tomorrow.

At the End of the Day

By Karen Erger
June
2017
Column
Page 44
Tips for leaving the office more satisfied with the work you've done today and more likely to succeed tomorrow.

Not Just the Same Old Grind

By Karen Erger
April
2017
Column
Page 52
Think you know the practice areas and lawyer miscues that cause most malpractice claims? A recent study lays out the stats.

Deconstructing Less-than-Constructive Criticism

By Karen Erger
February
2017
Column
Page 46
Even gentle criticism can be painful, and not all criticism is gentle. But learning to listen is essential to your professional and personal growth.

The Power of Pocket-Sized Plans

By Karen Erger
December
2016
Column
Page 46
Big plans may stir the blood, but making a series of small, attainable changes in the New Year might be the surest route to improvement.

Escaping the Verbiage Vortex

By Karen Erger
October
2016
Column
Page 52
Are you living down to the stereotype of lawyers who are incomprehensible to lay people? Do yourself and your profession a favor and make clarity, not confusion, your goal.

The New Lawyers’ Journey from IDK to “I’ll Find Out”

By Karen Erger
August
2016
Column
Page 52
How to make a research project assigned by a supervising lawyer successful for mentor and mentee alike.

The Edifying, Satifying, Malpractice-Claim-Defying Power of Story

By Karen Erger
June
2016
Column
Page 48
The tales seasoned lawyers tell of their challenges - unhappy clients, errors, unreasonable opponents - can help developing lawyers find their way around similar obstacles.

When You’re Only Lonely

By Karen Erger
April
2016
Column
Page 56
Making and sustaining friendships is vital to our well-being. But in the flesh-and-blood world, it isn't as easy as clicking "accept."

Tragedy in the Tall Corn State

By Karen Erger
February
2016
Column
Page 48
The sad case of Iowan David Roth has lessons for lawyers on both sides of the Mississippi.

You Say You Want a Resolution?

By Karen Erger
December
2015
Column
Page 46
Use your 2016 New Year's resolutions to become a better lawyer.

Weathering the Dark Night of the Soul

By Karen Erger
October
2015
Column
Page 48
Mistakes are a fact of law practice. Be ready to respond wisely and well.

20 Quick and Dirty Risk Management Ideas for Lawyers

By Karen Erger
August
2015
Column
Page 50
This risk-management speed drill will keep best practices top of mind. Ready, set, go!

Sleepless in the Corner Office

By Karen Erger
June
2015
Column
Page 48
Sleep is a necessity, not a luxury.

Too Many Phish in the Sea

By Karen Erger
April
2015
Column
Page 48
Too smart to take the computer-fraud bait? Don't be so sure.

They’re Just Like Us

By Karen Erger
February
2015
Column
Page 48
When law firm partners steal, the losses are enormous.

Just Say ‘Know’ to Dabbling

By Karen Erger
December
2014
Column
Page 598
Saying "yes" to a case outside your competence is usually a mistake.

If: The Ethical Obligations of Subordinate Lawyers

By Karen Erger
October
2014
Column
Page 502
Subordinate lawyers have to exercise independent judgment, even if it means standing up to a supervising lawyer.

The Mystery of the Missing Miles

By Karen Erger
August
2014
Column
Page 404
Ever use a public computer to access you work email? Find out how risky that is.

The Appearance of Professionalism

By Karen Erger
June
2014
Column
Page 300
Aren't women lawyers competent to make their own judgments about what to wear to work?

Good Is Not So Bad

By Karen Erger
April
2014
Column
Page 198
Perfectionism won't make you perfect. In fact, it might actually inhibit your performance.

Put Not Your Trust in Nigerian Princes

By Karen Erger
February
2014
Column
Page 100
A recent iteration of the Nigerian email scam offers lessons for lawyers.

Emergency Procedures for Malpractice Survival

By Karen Erger
December
2013
Column
Page 644
Prepare for the unlikely event of malpractice - alleged or real.

The Zealous Advocacy of Saul Goodman

By Karen Erger
October
2013
Column
Page 538
Why is Breaking Bad's shady Saul Goodman so popular?

How Not to Be a Victim of Law Firm Embezzlement

By Janan Hanna
September
2013
Cover Story
Page 456
Employee theft is an all-too-common occurrence. Experts advise lawyers how not to be victims.

Working with Clients Who Give You the Blues

By Karen Erger
August
2013
Column
Page 430
Bluesy advice for dealing with downer clients.

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