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Claims vs. Bar Complaints: How They Differ

Sometimes in the legal community, the phrases “claim” and “bar complaint” seem to be used interchangeably, or at least in a manner that suggests the two are invariably linked. Although it’s easy to understand why that conclusion may be made, the two are not as related as one might think. What is a bar complaint? […]

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Maintaining Professionalism While Working From Home

Whether your office has shifted to a partial or mostly work-from-home model, or you’re temporarily quarantining, you’re still a working professional. It can be difficult to maintain that professionalism when you don’t have the regular “get up, get dressed, go to the office” routine. So, how do you prevent the slow (or maybe not-so-slow) slide […]

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Setting & Keeping Resolutions (or Other Goals)

According to every survey out there, the top new year’s resolutions are fitness related – usually “lose weight” coupled with or followed closely by “exercise more.” Unfortunately, these are also the most abandoned resolutions too. Interestingly, it’s not just those types of resolutions though. They say somewhere around half of all resolutions are abandoned. Remarkably, […]

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10 Tips for Avoiding the Scariest Thing in the World

For most lawyers, horror movie villains and things that go bump in the night can’t hold a candle to the heart-stopping, terrifying thought of a malpractice claim (or even a bar complaint). Because, while werewolves or menacing grifters chase unsuspecting teens through dark forests and haunted hallways, the sun eventually always comes up and the […]

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Avoid Ethical Missteps in Your Law Firm’s Social Media

I’ll spare you the introduction about how ubiquitous social media is because, well, it is. Love it or hate it, social media is vital in modern communication. Since we last covered “Why Your Law Firm Needs a Social Media Presence,” not much has changed in the landscape of social media platforms. For Americans, YouTube and […]

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Looking at Oklahoma’s Most Common Bar Complaints

The Oklahoma Bar Association publishes Professional Responsibility Commission Annual Report (PDF). It includes disciplinary actions taken by the commission as well as grievances filed by members of the public. As interesting as the first one is, we’ll be exploring the latter. Although a claim of malpractice is very different than a bar grievance, and one […]

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Nuts and Bolts: Understanding the Parts of Your Policy

Insurance is what we do. We live and breathe it, so we understand it. However, like lawyers talking to nonlawyers, sometimes it’s easy to forget not everyone knows the terms and phrases associated with our industry. To be sure you understand your policy, we’ve broken down its parts as well as some of the most […]

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What is Cyber Liability Insurance & Do I have It?

You know cybersecurity is important. We know you know cyber security is important. It feels like the whole world preaches the importance of cybersecurity because – well – it’s important. But although it’s vital for everyone, it’s even more so for law firms because they handle sensitive client information. We’ve provided articles on how to […]

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Don’t Be Someone’s Big Catch: Tips to Avoid Phishing Scams

Scam emails have been around nearly as long as email itself, and unfortunately they’re not likely to go away any time soon – or maybe ever. What Exactly Is Phishing? There are a lot of scams, and phishing is just one type. Phishing is a technique to obtain information like login credentials, credit card numbers […]

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