Publications

Articles on Loss Prevention

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.

What Do You Know? Give a Talk About It

By Karen Erger
February
2013
Column
Page 100
Anxious about public speaking? Try choosing a topic you really know.

Real Estate and Malpractice

By Karen Erger
December
2012
Column
Page 662
Real estate law now generates more claims than any other practice area.

Law Firm Embezzlement: The Butler Didn’t Do It

By Karen Erger
August
2012
Column
Page 438
Keep your firm from becoming the scene of an embezzlement whodunit.

The Hat Trick: Don’t Be the Accidental Lawyer

By Karen Erger
June
2012
Column
Page 328
You can’t not be a lawyer, so always be on your best behavior.

Lessons Learned - Preventing Client Relations Problems that Cause Claims

By Karen Erger
April
2012
Column
Page 216
Even claims that don't result in a payout teach lessons.

Ten Unreasonable Reasons Not to Report a Professional Liability Claim

By Karen Erger
August
2011
Column
Page 418
Don't let fear cloud your judgment when it comes to reporting claims.

Think Before You Ink: Insurance Matters

By Karen Erger
June
2011
Column
Page 317
Consulting your client's insurance agent can help you avoid trouble.

A Cure for the Wandering Mind

By Karen Erger
April
2011
Column
Page 206
Living in the present offers rich spiritual rewards - and leads to fewer errors.

Spooky Tales from the Malpractice Coverage Campfire

By Karen Erger
February
2011
Column
Page 104
Don't let exclusions in your malpractice coverage give you a scary surprise.

“It’s Toasted”: Lawyer websites and the rules of ethics

By Karen Erger
December
2010
Column
Page 645
So what can you say and do on your website? A new ABA ethics opinion provides guidance.

You Kids Are Alright: A GenY Guide to the (ahem) Older Lawyer

By Karen Erger
October
2010
Column
Page 538
What makes the oldsters tick? Here's a handy guide.

Now How Much Would You Pay? Avoiding Involuntary Pro Bono

By Karen Erger
August
2010
Column
Page 430
Remember, there's nothing unprofessional about getting paid

Taking the Cake

By Karen Erger
June
2010
Column
Page 322
How to put your temptation-resisting rational brain in charge.

Will You Be My (Facebook) Friend?

By Karen Erger
April
2010
Column
Page 210
Those pesky ethics rules follow lawyers everywhere, even onto social-media pages.

Neither the Day nor the Hour

By Karen Erger
February
2010
Column
Page 104
Nothing puts life in perspective like glimpsing your mortality.

Your Responsibility for an Impaired Partner

By Karen Erger
December
2009
Column
Page 638
Ethics rules oblige you to protect your clients and the profession.

Blogs for Dummies Immigrants

By Karen Erger
October
2009
Column
Page 526
What's a blog, you ask? Read on.

Malpractice Top 40

By Karen Erger
August
2009
Column
Page 424
A review of chart-topping lawyer errors.

A Spy in the House of Law

By Karen Erger
June
2009
Column
Page 316
The tenets of spycraft ("never go against your gut") make pretty good rules for recent admittees.

Lawyers, Guns and Money: Pop Songs and Legal Ethics

By Karen Erger
April
2009
Column
Page 208
A musical lesson in malpractice prevention.

Weathering the Storm

By Karen Erger
February
2009
Column
Page 98
Don't make bad economic times worse with bad management decisions.

Talking About You

By Karen Erger
December
2008
Column
Page 644
Make sure your ads and other communications to the public don't violate ethics rules.

Bacon-Saving Support Staff

By Karen Erger
October
2008
Column
Page 536
Don't think your support staff can make or break you? Think again.

In the Wake of the Flood: A Reminder about Disaster Readiness

By Karen Erger
August
2008
Column
Page 422
Plan for disasters natural and manmade now, while the river is in its banks.

Cover Me: Documentation Is More Than CYA

By Karen Erger
June
2008
Column
Page 316
Thoughtful domumentation promotes good communication and good decisions.

Five Secrets Not to Keep from Your Insurer

By Karen Erger
April
2008
Column
Page 216
Don't risk losing valuable coverage by being less than forthcoming with your insurer.

Get it One Piece at a Time

By Karen Erger
February
2008
Column
Page 100
If you take away one small skill from the workplace every day, you can build a useful, satisfying career.

Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More

By Karen Erger
December
2007
Column
Page 660
Ten time wasters that can cause your time “inventory” to shrink.

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