Most lawyers do not realize that, according to the ABA, calendar related errors are the leading cause of malpractice claims. While many of the most notable claims seem to be filed against large firms, truth be told, the smaller the firm is, the more likely they are to be sued. In fact, the overwhelming majority of legal malpractice lawsuits have been filed against solo and small attorney firms.
On Wednesday, September 22, the VCBA hosted “Calendaring as a Risk Management Strategy,” an MCLE program for its members. In this seminar, speaker Joseph C. Scott, J.D., of California-based CompuLaw LLC/Deadlines On Demand LLC, helped members to better understand and appreciate the need for effective, efficient legal calendaring techniques that they could build into their firm’s risk management strategy. The program focused on the benefits of automated calendaring technology and services that can improve a firm’s overall calendaring processes. Automated services, now made available (and affordable) on a pay-per-use basis via the Internet, help reduce missed deadlines and miscalculations, and thus reduce a firm’s malpractice risk.
By: Charles Peck, Deadlines On Demand. firstname.lastname@example.org