Several of WILMIC’s insured attorneys and others have questioned how to formally execute documents without being in the physical presence of the signatory during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can reduce the chances of being among the many lawyers who have to use their malpractice insurance by integrating these risk-education approaches into your practice.
Anything you don’t write down can be used against you. If an unhappy client decides to challenge the results of litigation, a transaction, or some other aspect of a representation, you don’t want to be caught with your head in the sand.
Whether client files are in boxes in the basement or in electronic folders in the cloud, lawyers must know how to preserve them safely and when to dispose of or delete them.