We have previously written several posts about legal malpractice avoidance and best practices for lawyers. Here is another nice concise “checklist” of legal malpractice avoidance tips. One note about this list- it suggests non-engagement/disengagement letters should be sent certified mail, return receipt requested, while this is a good idea, I would additionally recommend e-mail and/or fax as methods which can create more (and instantaneous) proof of delivery. I am a very big proponent of faxing important documents when feasible because of the instantaneous proof of delivery. You can read our previous post on disengagement/non-engagement letters here. I also quite like the list of reasons not to accept representation given this article. Carefully screening potential clients is certainly among the best practices for malpractice avoidance.