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Avoiding Common Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethical Issues
March 25, 2019
Sponsored by Lorman Education Service
Gain an in-depth understanding of legal malpractice in order to keep yourself and your practice safe and ethical.
Malpractice exposure is a relatively unappreciated risk by most attorneys and law firms, largely thought attributable to random or unanticipated events and disappointed clients. However, legal professional liability claims and the ethical issues frequently triggering claims have historically demonstrated consistent trends and commonly identifiable characteristics.
This information will identify common risk areas, warning signs, and opportunities to implement strategies and techniques to avoid or mitigate legal professional liability claims and ethical issues. Using case studies, ethics opinions and war stories to illustrate the risk landscape, this material will provide the tools and confidence to successfully manage the ongoing professional liability and ethical risks inherent in the practice of law.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Claim Trends: ABA Standing Committee Profile of Legal Malpractice Claims
Cyber Risk Trends
Risk Management Tools Overview: Avoiding and Mitigating Claims
Client Screening and Retention
Communication at the Beginning of the Representation
Communication During the Representation
Case Study - Communicating Attorney Errors and Law Firm General Counsel Privilege Issues
Communications Required for Electronic Data Breach
Ethical Issues: Conflicts, Conflicts, Conflicts
Conflicts With Former Clients/Prospective Clients
Managing the Firm and Its Attorneys
Risk Transfer: Professional Liability Insurance
Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):
Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.
Christopher Piety, Aspen Specialty Insurance Solutions, LLC
(Not available outside the US)