10th Annual Avoiding Legal Malpractice Seminar, Plus a Special Online Benefit Concert

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

Thursday, May 5: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET (CLE at 2:00, Concert at 4:00)
  • Online Benefit Concert Plus Optional Encore CLE
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 2.0 Ethics (Designations Information)
Registration Fee: Concert only - $10 per household
Concert and Encore CLE combined - $99


Why Attend?

Virginia CLE®, in collaboration with the Nashville Songwriters Association International and our signature sponsor Sensei Enterprises, Inc., is pleased to continue our “concert plus CLE” series.

The online Encore CLE program is “10th Annual Avoiding Legal Malpractice Seminar,” featuring Eileen Garczynski and Dennis Quinn on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Our ongoing concert series will follow at 4:00 p.m. ET and will feature Josh Osborne, a Grammy and ACM award-winning songwriter. Listen to his song “Merry Go ‘Round” by Kacey Musgraves and learn more about Josh Osborne below.

Sponsored by Sensei Enterprises, Inc.


10th Annual Avoiding Legal Malpractice Seminar, featuring Eileen Garczynski and Dennis Quinn

Malpractice suits not only cost firms money, but they also rob the firm’s leadership of valuable time they need to spend with clients or to address other management issues. In addition to these challenges, they can inflict enduring damage to a firm’s reputation.

During this 2-hour seminar, Eileen Garczynski and Dennis Quinn provide both new and experienced practitioners with an overview of measures that can be taken to better serve their clients; and to encourage lawyers to establish and maintain standards in their law practice to meet their responsibilities to their clients.

  • Hear about the most common causes of legal malpractice claims
  • Understand the ethical issues associated with a firm’s legal malpractice risks
  • Learn about current cyber, management, and employment risks
  • Examine options on how to avoid and reduce your risk
  • Discover ways to make your firm eligible for favorable pricing and coverage of malpractice insurance
  • Earn 2.0 hours of Ethics credit
This program qualifies for the ethics requirement for our Qualified Counselor and Qualified Master Counselor Designations. Learn more about these exciting new professional accreditations or to apply now.

Josh Osborne

After years of honing his craft, Grammy and ACM award-winning songwriter Josh Osborne has become one of the go-to songwriters on the Nashville music scene. After scoring his first #1 song in 2012 with Kenny Chesney’s “Come Over,” Josh has been on quite an amazing roll, scoring a total of 26 #1 songs to-date, in addition to winning 35 ASCAP awards for most performed songs as well as three ASCAP Song of the Year awards for his hits “Leave The Night On,” “Body Like A Back Road,” and “One Man Band.”

In 2014, Josh was awarded the coveted Grammy Award for Best Country Song for “Merry Go ‘Round,” recorded by Kacey Musgraves. He has since been nominated three more times for Best Country Song at the Grammy Awards. Also, in 2014, Josh was honored by having his name added to the prestigious Country Music Highway, which runs through the state of Kentucky and near his hometown of Virgie.
In 2015 Josh became a partner in frequent collaborator Shane McAnally’s publishing and artist development company, SMACK Songs.

Josh is the 2021 ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year, 2019 NSAI Songwriter of the Year, 2019 and 2020 Music Row Magazine Songwriter of the Year, a 6-time nominee for ACM Songwriter of the Year, ACM Song of the Year winner for his song “One Man Band,” as well as a multiple CMA award nominee, and multiple CMA Triple Play Award winner.

Cost for the CLE program and the online concert is $99. Cost for the online concert only is $10. And as always, the entire share of VACLE revenue will support Virginia Law Foundation grants made to underfunded law-related not-for-profit organizations throughout the Commonwealth. 

Nashville Songwriters Association International 

Established in 1967, the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade organization and has a membership of more than 5,000 spanning the United States and eight (8) foreign countries. Consisting of a body of creative minds, including songwriters from all genres of music, professional and aspiring, for over 52 years, NSAI has been committed to protecting the rights and future of the profession of songwriting, as well as carrying a commitment to educate, elevate and celebrate the songwriter, acting as a unifying force within the music community and the community at large. To join our dear friends at NSAI as a member, or simply for more information about all they do to make our world more special, please visit nashvillesongwriters.com.

Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

Sensei Enterprises, Inc. is a nationally-known cybersecurity, managed IT services, and digital forensics firm, founded in 1997 by Sharon Nelson and John Simek. Sensei provides information technology to hundreds of businesses in the DC Metro area. Sensei provides digital forensics and managed cybersecurity services nationwide. Sharon D. Nelson is a practicing attorney and the president of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. She is a past president of the Virginia State Bar, the Fairfax Bar Association, and the Fairfax Law Foundation. She is a co-author of 18 books published by the ABA. snelson@senseient.comJohn W. Simek is vice president of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Ethical Hacker and a nationally known expert in the area of digital forensics. He and Sharon provide legal technology, cybersecurity and digital forensics services from their Fairfax, Virginia firm.  jsimek@senseient.com

Registration Deadline: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for this seminar the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests will be honored through midnight of MAY 4. Full refunds may be requested through MAY 12 if you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


COURSE AND CLE SCHEDULE (May 5) (Eastern Time)

2:00 Online Encore CLE: 10th Annual Avoiding Legal Malpractice Seminar
4:00 Josh Osborne Begins!
5:00 Adjourn



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 the second edition of How to Place a Cyber Liability Insurance Policy, as well as a guide on Protecting Law Firms Against Management Liability Threats 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 a former elected member to the Virginia State Bar Council and currently the chair of the Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics.

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