January 02, 2015

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner April A. Otterberg suggests good habits that young lawyers can develop to help minimize the risk of a legal malpractice or disciplinary claim.  April offers the following tips: (1) read and follow the rules; (2) open and close matter files appropriately; (3) double-check everything; (4) communicatewith the client, and put it in writing; (5) ask questions, and seek supervision from more experienced colleagues; (6) delegate, but supervise; and (7) screen your clients.