Perkins moderates Register of Wills Panel for PBI on July 28

Perkins moderates Register of Wills Panel for PBI on July 28

On Friday July 28, 2017, firm partner Edward L. Perkins will moderate a panel discussion entitled “Local Perspectives from the Register of Wills and Clerks of Orphans’ Court” for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute at the historic Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia. Mr. Perkins will be joined on stage by officials from Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery, and Bucks…

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip Case Selection

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip: Case Selection

This month’s Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip looks at the diligence required in actually choosing to represent a client…  or not! In choosing whether or not to represent a client in a potential legal malpractice claim, one of the first questions to consider asking yourself is:  Will You be Able to Competently and Diligently Pursue the…

Written Fee-Agreements

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip: Written Fee-Agreements

THE IMPORTANCE OF A WRITTEN FEE AGREEMENT: Your First Line of Defense Against Malpractice Claims Regardless of what your jurisdiction’s ethical rules say about written fee agreements, it is always a good idea to have one with each and every client, for each and every engagement – no exceptions.  In establishing the scope of your…

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip General Releases

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip: General Releases

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip: General Releases A general release, while signed by a particular individual, also releases other parties from any liability stemming from the underlying matter, whether those parties are named or unnamed in the release. The effects of a release can be far-reaching and unintended and can affect the rights of the client…