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The Top 5 – Reduce your Malpractice Risk

What can you do to reduce your odds of facing a malpractice claim? Try these tips…

  1. Don't represent every client. Spend extra time at the outset to determine whether or not to take on the engagement.
  2. Set reasonable expectations. Let clients know you'll return calls and emails within 24 hours, but they shouldn't expect you to be available 24/7.
  3. Use your calendar. Failing to properly calendar events and key dates can lead to missed deadlines and other disasters.
  4. Invest in your team. The right people will make your job less stressful and your firm more productive. Hire the best support staff you can afford and treat them well.
  5. Practice only what you know. Think you can handle something outside of your wheelhouse? Think again-- You won't know what you don't know until it gets you into trouble.

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