By Legal Futures’ Associate Travelers 
All dates are important but not all are time critical. Non-critical dates include routine appointments and file reviews. While these dates are important, missing them is unlikely to generate a claim. At all stages of a matter, it is imperative that key dates can be differentiated from routine dates – by anyone in the firm.
Mistakes arising from missed key dates are totally avoidable. Yet such mistakes still account for nearly one third of all claims and two thirds of claims against litigators.