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Legal Malpractice (2015)

Legal Malpractice (2015)


4.0 MCLE Credits | 3.0 ethics and 1.0 law practice management

Lawsuits against lawyers arising from errors and/or omissions in the performance of legal services are on the rise. It is now an integral part of a law firm’s business practice to evaluate its legal risk and malpractice insurance needs. This program is designed to educate attorneys on how to prosecute and/or defend a legal malpractice action. In addition, this program will educate attorneys about their legal malpractice exposures, what they should do in the event that a lawsuit is filed against them, and what they should do when situations arise that indicate that a legal malpractice claim is likely. Both solo practitioners and members of larger firms would benefit from knowing how to assess professional liability risk and manage legal malpractice litigation.

You will learn to:

* Identify potential legal malpractice claims and avoid professional liability risk

* Respond appropriately when you are aware of a situation that could reasonably lead to a legal malpractice claim, or when such a claim is made or threatened against you

* Identify the main elements of a legal malpractice suit

* Prosecute and defend a legal malpractice action through trial

* Interact with professional liability insurance companies



Program Topics

* Identifying and Responding to Professional Liability Claims

* Sources of Legal Malpractice Claims & Ethical Considerations

* Legal Malpractice Causes of Action, Litigation Strategy and Ethics

* Risk Management for Lawyers

Program Faculty

A. Michael Furman, Esq. (Chair), Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP, New York, NY

Brian Baney, Esq., As-pen Insurance Company, Ridgewood, NJ

Faye Dottheim Brooks, Esq., Harford Financial Products, New York, NY

Corrie Ann Hurm, Esq., York Pro Inc., Hoboken, NJ

Bryan Thomas Jordan, Esq., Zurich Insurance, New York, NY

Jason Duane Joslyn, Esq., St. Paul Travelers, New York, NY

Gerry Merritt, USI Affinity

Kimberly Noble, Esq., Argo Pro, New York, NY

Marian C. Rice, Esq., L’Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP, Garden City, NY

Brett Scher, Esq., Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP, New York, NY

Philip Touitou, Esq., Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, New York, NY

Tony Vranas, Esq., CAN


Total Credits: 4.00 | Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00, Ethics: 3.00

Non-Member Price: $235.00
Published Date:
  • March 6, 2015
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VDW44
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Ethics and Professionalism Credit(s):
  • 3.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 4.0