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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.
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.
Under med pay coverage, you or your client can submit their medical bills to their own insurance company for payment under the med pay provisions of their own insurance policy (1st party coverage). This article will go over some considerations to keep in mind when dealing with med pay claims for reimbursement.
Many ERISA plans assert that they are under no obligation to reduce their lien claims, and purport that they are entitled to their entire reimbursement claim regardless of the circumstances of the case. How can you tackle these ERISA liens and try to negotiate them down?
Hospital lien claims are problematic for several reasons. Here are some considerations to take into account when dealing with these often difficult hospital liens, and keep them from eating up all of your client's recovery.
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 discuss some considerations to keep in mind when negotiating health insurance liens in personal injury cases.
For many attorneys representing personal injury plaintiffs, dealing with liens, claims for reimbursement, and unpaid medical providers is a massive headache that is taking over their practice. Done correctly, however, lien claims do not have to be an insurmountable endeavor.