Lawyer Professional Liability Archives | Huntersure

The Differences Between Claims-Made and Occurrence Policies

Posted on: September 12, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

Liability policies for clients are usually broken down into two categories: occurrence or claims-made. This system helps to streamline the process of handling claims, expediting everything from payouts to updating a current policy’s limits. An occurrence policy provides coverage for claims that result from an injury or another event that occurs during the term of […] 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

The Scope and Limitations of Attorney-Client Confidentiality

Posted on: July 11, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

In any legal case, clients have every right to worry about their sensitive information being leaked or exposed. Whether it’s a business-related legal matter or personal, the client is putting their faith in the hands of their attorney or representation to keep their information safe. By its very nature, the attorney-client relationship allows an invaluable […] 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

Utilizing Confidentiality Clauses: The Legal Considerations

Posted on: June 13, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

Confidentiality agreements, or clauses, in settlement cases draw the line in legal matters today. Breaking a confidentiality agreement can lead to a breach of contract situation, which will then in turn bring on damages to the party that broke the clause. Defendants in a case usually force plaintiffs into confidentiality agreements as most plaintiffs don’t […] Read More

How Can an Attorney Legally Fire Their Client?

Posted on: June 5, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

Clients of attorneys have an absolute right to end their working relationship with their attorney(s), whether or not they have cause. From negligence to preference to being unsatisfied with the pace an attorney is working, for example, clients can discharge their representation when they want. Lawyers, however, do not necessarily have this same right. A […] 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

3 Recent Trends that Affect Attorney Professional Liability Insurance

Posted on: March 7, 2019 by Huntersure LLC.

Cybercrimes are on the rise, as it’s noted that by 2023 the United States will make up about half of all cyber threats in the world. Practically every industry in the modern world today can be affected by a myriad of innovative and sophisticated threats. Advances in technology, while displaying positive impacts on the processes […] Read More

Why It’s Important to Know an Attorney’s Lawsuit History Before Hiring

Posted on: December 13, 2018 by Huntersure LLC.

In the world of legal practice, which is rife with plenty of change from moment to moment, law firms should consider the repercussions of hiring attorneys without a thorough investigation into their past or pending lawsuits. While it’s in the nature of the beast for attorneys to face possible legal risk of their own, it […] Read More