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What Every Lawyer is Terrible At, Except You. Right?


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Average Rating:
   75
Categories:
Law Practice Management
Faculty:
Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq
Duration:
60 minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
License:
Access for 3 month(s) after purchase.


Description

“What Every Lawyer is Terrible At, Except You. Right? Understanding the File Documentation Problem” is an educational seminar designed to highlight and explore solutions to a common practice misstep that is in play with a significant percentage of malpractice claims, namely poor documentation of the file.

Program Table of Contents:
1.    It Starts with Documenting Scope
2.    Communication – It’s all in the Details
3.    The Necessity of File Documentation

A Sampling of Attendee Takeaways:

  • An awareness of why documenting scope of representation is important.
  • How thinking about what must be communicated to clients in accordance with MRPC 1.4 can dictate what should be documented.
  • Identification of key times when documentation is absolutely necessary but often overlooked.

Program Materials:   A fifteen to twenty-page set of written materials will be made available for download to all attendees.

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Risk Manager

ALPS


Since 1998, Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq., has been a Risk Manager with ALPS, the nation’s largest direct writer of lawyers’ malpractice insurance. In his tenure with our company, Mr. Bassingthwaighte has conducted over 1200 law firm risk management assessment visits, presented over 600 continuing legal education seminars throughout the United States, and written extensively on risk management, ethics, and technology. Mr. Bassingthwaighte is a member of the State Bar of Montana as well as the American Bar Association where he currently sits on the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility’s Conference Planning Committee. He received his J.D. from Drake University Law School.


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