How To Ruin Your Malpractice Insurer’s Day – I

Ben Stein has a series of books called “How to Ruin Your _________.”   In his series, the “blank” could be your “Life,” your “Love Life,” or your “Financial Life.”  

Bueller? Bueller?

Ben Stein reasons that “failure is a virtual road map to success in reverse.”  He advises such nuggets of anti-wisdom that you make yourself useless, be a slob and act like the world owes you.  

By doing the opposite of the advice given, perhaps success will come your way. 

This post will be the first in a series of suggestions about how to operate your law practice.  By following this advice,  you too can count on an eventual legal malpractice claim to be served by the local sheriff. 

Take any client that walks in the doorThis is still an economic downturn. Lawyers cannot be expected to screen clients or ask background questions. There are bills to be paid. Although you would normally not accept a case from a client who already fired four lawyers and sued two of them, certainly you can make this person happier than those prior losers. Your client’s litigious nature will never be directed at you – you are way too outstanding. 

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Obviously, taking a client that your gut tells you to avoid should not be done lightly. Client screening is important to ensure that you have someone with whom you can work effectively. Stated simply, some malpractice claims can be identified when they walk in the door. 

2 Responses to “How To Ruin Your Malpractice Insurer’s Day – I”

  1. 1 Douglas V. Chandler
    July 16, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks Kim for creating this blog. It is a wonferful idea, and we look foward to reading your insightful opinions. DVC

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