Conflict-based malpractice claims are among the most rapidly increasing problem areas among law firms. Maintaining a clear understanding of everyone’s associations can be a difficult and risky business. If you don’t have a thorough process for tracking contacts, a conflict will turn up sooner or later.
It is nearly impossible to properly check for conflicts of interest without some kind of electronic database. Here’s an example of how to perform a conflict search in LexisNexis’ Time Matters Practice Management software in under 2 minutes: