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Cybersecurity Concerns for the Legal Sector

Posted on: October 3, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

Cybersecurity issues have dominated the headlines in recent years, highlighting everything from election interference, major data breaches, and even identify theft from phone app use. In fact, nearly 4,000 data breaches had hit American companies in the first half of the year, a 50-percent increase in the last four years. But while these breaches have […] Read More

The Liabilities in Attorney Opinion Letters

Posted on: August 15, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

Attorneys in both large and small law firms represent their clients in complex transactions, leaving the door open for plenty of liabilities and risks. While it’s their job to know these liabilities and work around them legally, there are still times when attorneys make even the smallest mistake, landing them in legal trouble of their […] Read More

The Liabilities of Social Media Use for Attorneys

Posted on: July 18, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

Social media use has filtered its way into our bloodstream as a society since sites like Facebook and Twitter began taking hold of the average American’s attention over a decade ago. Naturally, social media use expanded out to other areas besides posting baby pictures and finding out about the latest restaurant in your neighborhood. Businesses […] Read More

Lawyer Risk Management: Screening and Rejecting Potential Clients

Posted on: June 20, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

Clients seeking out the right legal representation have a lot to consider, including reputation, price, and the lawyer’s track record of winning cases. But it’s just as important for the lawyer in question to be just as risk-averse when picking up a new client. Risk management is most effective before the attorney-client relationship begins, as […] Read More

Breaking Down Malicious Prosecution Claims

Posted on: April 18, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

In the legal world, one person can sue another when a previous criminal or civil lawsuit was brought for wrongful purposes. Essentially, the person who was previously prosecuted or sued can turn around and sue the person who brought about the original case for malicious prosecution. This is all based on if the defendant started […] Read More

How Attorneys Can Be Liable to Third Parties

Posted on: April 11, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

Lawyers operate with the risk of being hit with malpractice or negligence claims; it’s just the nature of their job. But while lawyers generally think their only liability risk comes from making mistakes in their representation of clients, they do run the risk of being liable for third parties. It’s becoming more and more of […] Read More

Why Do Lawyers Get Sued?

Posted on: March 14, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

It can be argued that an electrician might not need to call on help from another electrician, or that an accountant may not have to use another accountant. So, should a lawyer ever need to retain their own lawyer? The answer is yes, as the legal profession is filled with plenty of risks and it’s […] Read More

Be Aware of Malpractice Claims from Non-clients

Posted on: December 20, 2018 by Huntersure LLC.

In general, attorneys owe a professional duty to their clients and may in fact be held liable or a breach of that duty. However, attorneys don’t owe this kind of duty to people and companies who they do not represent. When it comes to legal malpractice claims, duty is a mandatory element and points to […] Read More

Actionable Steps to Avoid the Biggest Malpractice Risks

Posted on: December 6, 2018 by Huntersure LLC.

For practicing attorneys, there should be a high level of importance on ensuring that they’re serving their clients as effectively as possible. But even with the best intentions in mind, there are still opportunities where liabilities can arise. Malpractice claims can be produced for any small number of issues. But even with small issues, there […] Read More

Make Sure You Understand the Exclusions of Attorney Professional Liability Insurance

Posted on: November 8, 2018 by Huntersure LLC.

Insurance policies vary in everything from what’s being covered to who’s being covered. But given the breadth of insurance coverage options, there’s still one major similarity they all have: exclusions. When legal professional clients are weighing their options, they need to know what is covered first, but also need to understand the importance that exclusions […] Read More