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Avoiding Conflicts of Interest: Best Practices

Other than billing, there is virtually nothing lawyers dread more than checking, responding to, and resolving potential conflicts of interest. Exploring “conflicts” issues inevitably focuses on why a lawyer should not take on a new matter rather than how to get the business in the door. Left unidentified or unresolved, however, conflicts frequently result in huge costs and problems, far more than most attorneys imagine. Read More...

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Best Practices for Law Firms to Meet Cybersecurity Requirements of Inside Counsel

Whether or not your clients have suffered a data breach, cybersecurity is undoubtedly a critical concern. Many of your clients are actively searching for and plugging any gaps in their security. And if your clients haven't done so already, they're also going to focus their attention on what could potentially be an Achilles Heel for them — their law firms.

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Unraveling Plain Meaning, Extrinsic Evidence And the Doctrine of Contra Proferentem

As anyone involved with insurance coverage litigation knows, "contra proferentem" is a rule of contract interpretation that requires an ambiguous contract term to be construed against the drafter of the contract. That the doctrine is also called the "contra insurer" rule speaks to the fact that, when interpreting insurance policies, courts sometimes forget that general rules of contract construction still apply.

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