Ways to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethics Violations

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

Friday, September 6, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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Thursday, October 31, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $150

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Why Attend?

  • Discover the most common risks firms are facing
  • Get an update on changes to the ethics rules
  • Receive tips on how to respond to ethical issues
  • Develop a framework to identify and proactively address malpractice risks

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. Attorneys also need to understand the professional ethical rules they should adhere to so that they can develop a framework to identify and proactively address risks across their entire firm.

Given the array of challenges facing their firms today—from shrinking demand for their services to the proliferation and increased use of alternative legal services, and the expansion of cyber risks—law firm leaders cannot afford to drop the ball on their risk management. Malpractice suits not only cost firms money, they also rob the firm’s leadership of valuable time they need to spend with clients or to address other management issues. They can also inflict enduring damage to a firm’s reputation. This reinforces the value of continuing sound risk management practices and active monitoring of claims as tools that support a firm’s continued adaptation to an evolving marketplace. Ultimately, you should be able to come away from this seminar with ways to make your firm eligible for favorable pricing for and coverage by malpractice insurance.

 

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 6) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Ways to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethics Violations
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 20) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Ways to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethics Violations
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (October 31) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Ways to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethics Violations
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Eileen Garczynski, Ames & Gough / McLean

Eileen Garczynski is a senior vice president and equity partner of Ames & Gough. She is a lawyer by training and has more than 30 years of risk management and insurance experience. She leads the law firm initiative at Ames & Gough, focusing on the risk management and insurance needs of law firms. She is a Special Liaison to the American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability, having been a former member of that committee. She is also 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.  He is an elected representative to the Virginia State Bar Council and currently is the chair of the Standing Committee on Legal Ethics.

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