Law firm managers have countless responsibilities to their firms. Among those responsibilities are firm finances, personnel matters, partnership issues, and business development, just to name a few. Another important aspect of any law firm manager’s job is that of risk management: protecting the firm, as best as possible, from unnecessary exposure to liability. All too often, such liability can financially damage a firm, ruin a firm’s reputation, and in the worst scenarios, destroy a firm altogether.

No law firm manager can fully insulate a firm from exposure to liability, but there are a number of basic steps that can be taken by every firm to minimize exposure to liability that could cause serious damage to a firm. A periodic review of certain fundamental areas of every firm’s practice is essential in order for firms and their managers to minimize exposure and ensure best practices are being followed. Attention to basic elements of practice such as conflicts of interest, new matter intake, and client communications can help each firm manager build a stronger firm and protect the firm from liability.

Conflict Checks

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]