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Articles on Loss Prevention

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 Article, 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.
Your “Unsinkable” Law Practice: Checking the Lifeboats By Karen Erger June 2013 Column, Page 314 Make sure your professional liability policy is shipshape.
The Fourth Year Law Student By Karen Erger April 2013 Column, Page 208 You survived law school - now your legal education really begins.