Legal Malpractice 2017
Professional Liability Claims, Litigation Strategies, Attorney Discipline and Ethics

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.

This program will bring you up-to-date with important issues, such as how 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
> Understand the Attorney Disciplinary Process
> Interact with professional liability insurance companies

Earn 4.0 MCLE  Credits, including 3.0 credits in Ethics and 1.0 credit in Areas of Law Practice Management.

Sponsored by the Law Practice Management Committee, the Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section and the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association.  

Program Locations and Registration

4.0 MCLE Credits | 3.0 Ethics & 1.0 Professional Practice/Law Practice Management
Each program is a half-day CLE from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Friday, March 10, 2017 | Westchester | Live Program | Elmwood Country Club | 850 Dobbs Ferry Road | White Plains, NY 10607 
Friday, March 17, 2017 | Rochester | Live Program | RIT Inn & Conference Center | 5257 West Henrietta Road | Rochester, NY 14467
Friday, March 24, 2017 | Albany | Live Program | New York State Bar Association | One Elk Street | Albany, NY 12207
Friday, March 24, 2017 | New York City | Live and Webcast | CUNY Graduate Center | 365 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10016 
Friday, March 31, 2017 | Long Island | Live Program | Melville Marriott | 1350 Walt Whitman Road | Melville, L.I., NY 11747

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Program Agenda & Faculty

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Overall Planning Chair
A. Michael Furman, Esq. | Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP | New York City

Local Chairs
A. Michael Furman, Esq. | Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP | New York City
Marian C. Rice, Esq. | L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P. | Long Island
Lisa L. Shrewsberry, Esq. | Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP | Westchester
Scott W. Bush, Esq. | Corrigan, McCoy & Bush, PLLC | Albany
Dennis R. McCoy, Esq. | Barclay Damon, LLP | Rochester

New York City
Brian Baney, Esq. | Aspen Insurance
Jonathan Bruno, Esq. | Rivkin Radler, LLP
Alexandra Fridel, Esq. | CNA
A. Michael Furman, Esq. | Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP
Jason Joslyn, Esq. | Travelers Insurance 
Colleen McNicholas, Esq.  | Zurich North America
Elizabeth Mulligan, Esq. | Lawyers Protector Plans
Harold Neher, Esq. | AXIS Capital
Marian C. Rice, Esq. | L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini LLP
Michael S. Ross, Esq. | Law Offices of Michael S. Ross
Brett Scher, Esq. | Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP 
Philip Touitou | Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Mike Mooney |  USI Affinity

James Bradley | Crum & Forster
Scott W. Bush, Esq. | Corrigan, McCoy & Bush, PLLC
P.G. Ferrara, Esq. | Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC
Karin Kruidenier | Travelers Insurance
Gina Sage | USI Affinity

Long Island: 
Victoria Chen, Esq. | CNA
Sal G. Concu, Esq. | Travelers Insurance
Janice J. DiGennaro, Esq. | Rivkin Radler, LLP
Matthew K. Flanagan, Esq. | Catalano, Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP
George Landrove, Esq. | Zurich North America
Shelly Lawson | USI Affinity
Lisa Midkiff, Esq. | Lawyers Protector Plans
Marian C. Rice, Esq. | L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini LLP
Hon. Peter B. Skelow, Esq. | Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP

Mat Broderick, Esq. | Travelers Insurance
Melissa Demmon, Esq. | Endurance Specialty
Lisa Kaplan, Esq. | Zurich North America
Thomas A. Leghorn, Esq. | Wilson Elser, LLP
Rachelle Martin, Esq. | CNA
Mike Mooney | USI Affinity
Deborah A. Scalise, Esq. | Scalise Hamilton & Sheridan, LLP
Lisa L. Shrewsberry, Esq. | Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
Jeffrey G. Steinberg, Esq. | Steinberg & Cavaliere, LLP

Robert A. Barrer, Esq. | Barclay Damon, LLP
James Bradley | Crum & Forster
Greg Cooke | USI Affinity
Daniel A. Drake | Seventh Judicial District Attorney Grievance Committee
Dennis R. MCcCoy, Esq. | Barclay Damon, LLP
Nicole M. Marlow-Jones, Esq. | Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC
Michael F. Perley, Esq. | Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.
Sanjeev Devabhakthuni, Esq. | Barclay Damon, LLP

Register Online

4.0 MCLE Credits | 3.0 Ethics & 1.0 Law Practice Management
Each program is a half-day CLE from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Westchester | Rochester | Albany | New York City | Long Island  

This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

$135 for NYSBA Members | $235 for Non-Members 

To register by phone, please call 1-800-582-2452.

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