Summertime means vacations, dinner on the grill and summer interns at the office.
For sole practitioners and small firm lawyers in a tight economy, it’s tempting to hire an unpaid intern looking for resume experience.
But recent guidance from the Department of Labor serves as a reminder to lawyers and law firms of the pitfalls of using unpaid interns.
This is the first edition of Lawyers USA's Lawyers in Practice, where we discuss the hot issues facing practicing attorneys and law firms.
In this edition, we discuss how to prevent legal malpractice claims with better communication, with Jim Calloway, director of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Management Assistance Program, and Dan Pinnington, vice-president of Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations at LawPRO, a professional liability carrier based in Toronto, Canada.