Avoid Risks When Dealing with Contract Lawyers

Even if contract lawyers are a huge value for law firms if used properly, there are some risks that law firms may not always consider. Many of them use contract lawyers, either to give a helping hand with work overload on a daily basis or assisting with large document reviews for one single matter. These firms may also use contract lawyers to help meet short-term staffing needs with none of…

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Tips for Avoiding Risks as Replacement Counsel

When things don’t go as planned in a lawsuit, clients may choose to hire replacement counsel. Unfortunately for the new lawyer stepping in, they may be walking into a pretty tense and difficult situation. As opposed to the beginning of a representation, replacement counsel may find that there is little to no grace period for them to evaluate the case and come up with an appropriate strategy. By the time…

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Potential Risks to Be Aware of When Valuing Claims

When hiring attorneys, clients may not only expect them to have knowledge of any relevant legal procedures but to also provide counsel regarding the risks and possible outcomes of a matter. In the case of litigators, it may mean that the client expects an evaluation of their potential liability or recovery in connection with a lawsuit. In most litigations, settlement is usually at least considered at some point or another,…

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Five Quick Tips to Help Reduce Risks for Replacement Counsel

It is within a client’s rights to choose the counsel which they believe will be most effective in dealing with their case. In some cases, a client may engage replacement counsel when an ongoing matter is not going as well as they had hoped. Whatever the client’s issues with their prior counsel, be they miscommunications, questionable management, or just an inadequate fit, the client may expect the replacement counsel of…

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