Retooling the Client Engagement Letter to Minimize Liability Claim Exposure

By |2023-03-23T07:37:15-05:00March 23, 2023|@PLUS, General Risk Management, PL Insurance|0 Comments

Attorneys eager to solidify relationships with new clients, or excited to land a piece of developing business, should pause for a moment’s forethought before rushing to prepare the latest client engagement letter. Each new engagement offers opportunity to revise and strengthen provisions that could provide better preventive protection against possible malpractice claims. Adjustments to standard provisions could provide greater clarity as to the scope of the relationship between lawyer and client, the particular services being offered, and the limits to both. This is particularly true for letters being sent to new clients or that focus on a new area of [...]