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Here's a scary statistic: One in four law firms with 10 to 49 attorneys have experienced a data breach, according to the American Bar Association's TechReport 2016 survey. And this security threat isn't just significant — it's growing. Last year, just 14 percent of firms of that same size say they suffered a data breach. READ MORE >>

The evolving nature of legal practice requires continuous adaptation by attorneys and those who work to support them in their daily practice. Over the years, attorneys have adapted from using books for researching case law to online databases. Attorneys also must remain conversant with changes in statutes, regulations and case law. READ MORE >>

During the past eighteen years I’ve specialized in lawyers professional liability insurance, I’ve seen carriers come and go out of the California market.  Policy forms have broadened in some cases and critical exposures have been recently excluded by other carriers. READ MORE >>

As many of the thousands of attorneys we insure gracefully age and no doubt occasionally think of the book they want to write or at least read, retirement does pose some issues and questions. This CNA article may prove helpful. Best, Dan dmckenna@mitchellandmitchell.com Introduction READ MORE >>

This short article by members of a great California defense firm provides an up-to-date reading on the California Court's view of “SLAPP” suits. Thanks Kelsey and Sharon!  - Dan McKenna, JD, RPLU READ MORE >>

Lawyers Should Use a Proper Engagement Letter A proper engagement letter documents the understanding between you and your client as to exactly what you are hired to do. This should strengthen the relationship and ultimately be good for future business from this client. READ MORE >>

First off, a proper engagement letter documents the understanding between you and your client as to exactly what you are hired to do. This should strengthen the relationship and ultimately be good for future business from this client. READ MORE >>

Best to report lawyers professional liability claims early The advantages of reporting a claim or a potential professional liability claim sooner than later outweigh the disadvantages of hoping the matter goes away. Let’s start with the premise that you are insured with a reputable, established carrier in the lawyers professional liability insurance market. READ MORE >>

The CNA Lawyers Professional Liability Program has again broadened its policy form! The two biggest enhancements are: Waiving 1/2 of the deductible up to $25,000 if a proper engagement letter was used for the matter in controversy READ MORE >>

The Hanover, and Mitchell & Mitchell, recommend business owners consider the following best practices to reduce the risk of employee crime: Perform thorough background checks (in accordance with law) of all potential hires; don’t take shortcuts or assume. READ MORE >>

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