The Most Common Legal Malpractice Errors, and How to Avoid Them (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $140 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 09/30/2020

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A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the September 2017 webcast, The Most Common Legal Malpractice Errors, and How to Avoid Them.


Why Attend?

Law firms face a panoply of risks in today's environment, and for that reason they should be proactive in mitigating those risks to safeguard their long-term success and survival.

  • Learn the most common legal malpractice claims
  • Understand the ethical issues associated with a firm’s legal malpractice risks
  • Examine the current cyber, management, and employment risks that exist
  • Explore options on how to avoid and reduce your risk
  • Discover ways to make your firm eligible for favorable Lawyers’ Professional Liability Insurance pricing and coverage

This program is intended to give law firms an overview of the most common legal malpractice claims (and related risks, such as cyber, management, and employment-related claims), and how to avoid them. We will provide firms a framework to identify and proactively address risks and opportunities across their entire firm. Ultimately, attendees should be able to come away from the session with ways to reduce risk while also making the firm eligible for favorable Lawyers’ Professional Liability Insurance pricing and coverage.

 

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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS


Eileen Garczynski,
Ames & Gough / McLean

Eileen Garczynski is a senior vice president and equity partner of Ames & Gough, a boutique brokerage based in Northern Virginia.  She is a lawyer by training and focuses on the risk management and insurance needs of law firms. She is also an appointed member of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability and the former vice chair of the Insurance & Risk Management Committee for the Section of Intellectual Property Law of the ABA. Ms. Garczynski recently authored a book on “How to Place a Cyber Liability Insurance Policy,” for the American Bar Association.

Dennis Quinn, Carr Maloney / Washington, DC

Dennis Quinn is a partner at Carr Maloney. He concentrates his practice on professional liability, commercial litigation, and ethics counseling. He has successfully represented hundreds of clients in legal malpractice actions, accounting malpractice actions, and ethical complaints, trying cases in most of the state and federal courts in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. Mr. Quinn regularly advises lawyers and law firms on ethical issues, frequently speaking to bar associations and professional groups on ethics, risk management, and the avoidance of malpractice claims and bar complaints.

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