Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip  What Should You Do If You’re Sued

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip: What Should You Do If You’re Sued?

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip:  What Should You Do If You’re Sued? If You’re Sued Don’t defend yourself – you could void your malpractice coverage – instead, contact your carrier. Most carriers will permit you to file preliminary objections in Pennsylvania or A Motion to Dismiss in Delaware in order to avoid paying the deductible if…

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip  How Long to Keep Your Files

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip:  How Long to Keep Your Files

Legal Malpractice Avoidance Tip:  How Long to Keep Your Files As part of your representation, you should properly retain client files or dispose of them through appropriate means. It is a good idea to establish firm-wide guidelines for file retention. As in other areas of firm practice, more experienced attorneys should set the example. Of…

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

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…

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…