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ASSESSING COVID-19 MALPRACTICE ‘DANGER ZONES’

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May 27, 2020

Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (FLMIC) has published a new online resource that examines the malpractice “danger zones” for Florida lawyers during the pandemic. “5 Legal Malpractice Danger Zones for FL Lawyers During COVID-19” addresses several practices that may be increasingly common during the pandemic but could trigger red alerts from a risk management perspective. Those practices are expanding into new practice areas, navigating deadline extensions, giving COVID-19 legal advice, and using a home WIFI network without adequate security measures, among others, according to FLMIC, a company originally created by The Florida Bar. “FLMIC is here to help Florida lawyers anticipate and mitigate risk throughout this pandemic and its accompanying changes to lawyers’ work life,” the company said. “We believe this latest resource will help attorneys keep best practices top-of-mind.”