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Are You Dealing Outside Your Normal Field of Practice?

Claims of Legal Malpractice are on the rise, and you need to protect yourself and your business. According the American Bar Association Journal, legal malpractice claims are up in 2011. As much as 20% for one brokerage.1  A survey by broker Ames & Gough that covers the first six months of 2011 tags the sputtering economy and a sagging real estate market as the main culprits.2


The American Bar Association Journal points out that the surge in legal malpractice claims is not entirely unexpected. In February 2009, in the midst of the recession, sibling publication The National Law Journal talked to insurers and lawyers who predicted that firms could expect a rise in such suits as clients seeing their revenue dip would be more inclined than in flush times to pursue litigation as a way of covering their losses from third parties.1

Whether or not it is expected, it is not good news for lawyers. And although you are insured for Legal Malpractice, surely it is something you would rather avoid. Chances are
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What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Case


You have been retained by a new client who has been accused of a fraud related crime. You are anxious to present the best possible defense for this person. You review the facts of the case, interview your client, and work diligently to come up with the best strategy for your client. With your reputation and your client's freedom on the line, is there anything more you should do?


A professional background investigation is an initial and fundamental investigative tool. Information gleaned from a background investigation provides context about any circumstances that surround or influenced the event now under scrutiny. Determining and validating this through follow up research by one familiar with fraud may be critical to you case.


Comprehensive Background Checks performed by an experience investigator can obtain useful information regarding those with a role in the investigation and those who will have a future role in any hearing.   Background Checks on your client, witnesses, those called by you and those testifying against your client are essential for evaluating their credibility and preparing you for potential court room drama. Such information can also be used for ... Read More 


  November 2011
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Are You Dealing Outside Your Normal Field of Practice?
What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Case
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