10 Simple Risk Management Tips for Attorneys
By: Ashley Western, ACSR, MSM RMI
Commercial Business Development Manager
In Identifying what constitutes Risk Management for attorneys, it’s not as complicated as one might assume. Here are some simple Risk Management techniques that could be beneficial.
Use Checklists- Missed steps, lost documents, and overlooked regulations are all malpractice. The best risk management for this is to develop thorough checklists and then use them- regularly.
Be Courteous- Civility in the legal environment is a powerful risk management tool. Who better to testify that you did everything you could have for your client, than the opposing counsel? Being polite to the attorney on the other side may benefit you in a malpractice claim scenario.
Be Organized- Missed deadlines is one of the biggest professional liability claims Insurance Companies see each year. Every matter has deadlines, whether statutes, discovery, regulatory, or transactional. Every deadline presents risk. Be sure to establish a good calendaring system & use it well.