Happy Thanksgiving from Alta Pro

Did you know that the woman who wrote the poem beloved by children, “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, played a prominent role in the establishment of Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday?  Sarah Josepha Hale, a prominent writer and magazine editor in her day, had been lobbying to establish a national thanksgiving holiday for many […]

Happy Halloween from Alta Pro!

Most people only worry about ghouls and goblins at Halloween, but practicing lawyers have to be on guard every day. Creepy cyber-crooks. Scary scams. Dastardly deadlines. Scream-inducing stress. It’s frightening out there. But with Alta Pro on your side, there’s nothing to fear. The Alta Pro Lawyers RPG offers goodies like the Pro Practice Playbook, […]

Winter Newsletter

Life – and practicing law – is like a box of chocolates. And Alta Pro Insurance has prepared a sweet sampler of tasty treats just for you this Valentine’s Day. Alta Pro is passionate about keeping you safe and successful. That’s why we designed the Alta Pro Lawyers Risk Purchasing Group specifically for small firms like yours. […]

Wire Fraud Losses Topped $1.5 Billion in 2019

The risk that you may fall prey to an email phishing scam is summed up by the following shocking statistic. In 2015, a total of $220 million was lost in the US to wire fraud. Last year, that figure skyrocketed to $1.5 billion – most of it done via email, according to WFG National Title Insurance […]

A Few Simple Steps to LinkedIn Success

How’d you like a chance to give your elevator pitch to hundreds of millions of potential clients and referral sources at once? That’s what you get on LinkedIn – the self-styled “Facebook for businesses and professionals” – which has 650 million subscribers worldwide. “LinkedIn is an excellent platform for finding your ideal customers and clients,” writes […]

5 Ways to Deter a Ransomware Attack

Guest Post by Craig Petronella, President of Petronella Technology Group Numerous cyberattacks have been documented involving ransomware. Despite ever-evolving attack strategies, the FBI highlights three main attack techniques that are being used by criminals to avoid detection and infiltrate businesses and organizations: email phishing campaigns, remote desktop protocol vulnerabilities and software vulnerabilities. Ransomware attacks have historically […]

Does Your Firm Have a File Retention Policy?

Does your firm have a File Retention and Destruction Policy? If not, you’re running a risk of a Bar complaint or malpractice claim – and you might be in violation of your state’s ethics rules. Some states – Michigan, for example – require all practicing attorneys to have a formal policy for file retention and […]

Expert Testimony is Key in Legal Malpractice Cases

By Joseph Borchelt, Guest Contributor, Reminger Legal Professional Liability Practice Group Let’s face it – attorneys within the plaintiffs’ bar are not clamoring to be known as experts with respect to plaintiff legal malpractice claims. No one wants to be known as the lawyer who sues lawyers (with a few exceptions of course). As such, […]