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You have been working for a little more than a year and quite enjoy the freedom associated with being a sole practitioner. You have a legal secretary who is a godsend — you couldn’t run your office without them. Business is starting to pick up, but you are still behind where you want to be (and where you expected to be) at this point. You work long hours, including the better part of most weekends. The stress is starting to get to you, and you decide a short break is critical to your mental health. You book a last-minute flight to somewhere tropical. The timing looks like it might be good, as you feel you should not have to take any essential steps on any files during the next week, provided counsel you have been dealing with on one litigation file keeps dragging his feet. With respect to your ongoing solicitor’s work, your soonest closing date is three weeks from now. Your flight leaves in four days. You have insurance for a variety of risks related to your office.
Select the answer that best describes what Lionel should have done.
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You are setting up a sole practice and are turning your mind to the question of what to do when you want to go on vacation, or in the event disaster strikes. You work alone. You have a small office space, with a good storage facility including fireproof cabinets, a sprinkler system, and state-of-the-art burglar alarm. You have a nice new computer, Internet access, and e-mail. You sometimes work from home, using your laptop. You have a paralegal and legal assistant who help run your practice.
Which one of the following is NOT true about protecting the interests of your clients by ensuring coverage for your practice during unplanned absence or loss: