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State of the Legal Profession: Client Driven Innovation
Innovation in the legal services industry is frequently driven by client demand. Over the years, large corporate clients, in particular, have had a substantial impact on the way law firms handle core matters, such as billing and staffing. Recently, large clients have established new varieties of financial and practical requirements that legal service providers must meet.Answers to Common Legal Malpractice Insurance Questions
Before you consider buying malpractice insurance, it is important to understand the basics of insurance.You need insurance in order to protect yourself and your clients. As with other types of insurance, malpractice coverage can protect your personal assets against loss. In addition, as attorneys cannot limit their personal liability by agreement or entity selection, insurance provides protection against catastrophic loss.
Negotiating Better Results for Your Law Firm's Clients
For a number of years I have been doing research into how one's behaviors at the negotiation table affects financial and other outcomes. For lawyers who negotiate on their clients' behalf day in and day out, understanding this connection could be highly beneficial, or failing to notice it, highly detrimental.Thinking About Law Firm Risk Management
If you're a good lawyer, you won't get sued for malpractice. This belief may be comforting, but it's a myth. Good (and bad) lawyers get sued. There is no simple way to predict if your client will sue you for malpractice. In fact, risk management begins as soon as a person becomes a potential client.
How to Deal with Difficult Clients
Though no one will admit it, more than a few attorneys who are otherwise competent negotiators have returned to their office after a client meeting, closed the door, plotted revenge or, worse, wept (metaphorically speaking). Why do some clients have this aggravating effect?Team Conflict Management
Watching fireworks light up a summer sky awakens the wonder in us all. When fireworks light up a conference room and team members are ready to explode, it can be the true test of your Project Management and leadership skills. When team conflict is enthusiastic, challenging and results in a better outcome, it's healthy and a sign of a team that trusts each other enough to engage in debate and discourse.
You are at the point where you want to negotiate health insurance liens, and need to figure out what are the best ways to reduce the lien claim. This article will provide some useful tips on how to negotiate health insurance liens in personal injury cases.
In Wos v. E.M.A., the U.S. Supreme Court addressed the question of how to determine what portion of a Medicaid beneficiary's tort recovery is attributable to medical expenses.
ERISA liens are becoming more and more commonplace in personal injury cases, where clients' medical bills are paid through an employee health plan that is governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). How does the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in US Airways v. McCutchen affect these lien claims?
Hospital liens in personal injury cases often pose significant hurdles. Learn about a new case that is helpful for a successful resolution.
Liens are a difficult aspect of personal injury law practice. FindLaw has some tips to help you get started on dealing with them.