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.
During this program, 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
I.Identifying and Responding to Professional Liability Claims
II.Sources of Legal Malpractice Claims & Ethical Considerations
III. Legal Malpractice Causes of Action, Litigation Strategy and Ethics
IV.Risk Management for Lawyers: Discussion of Law Firm Risk Management Principles and Ethical Issues
A. Michael Furman, Esq.(Overall Planning Chair)
Furman Kornfeld & Brennan, LLP
New York City
Brett A. Scher, Esq.,Kaufman Dolowich Voluck & Gonzo LLP *Matthew K. Flanagan, Esq.,Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP, *Andrew S. Kowlowitz, Esq.,Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP *Anthony J. Piazza, Esq.,Hiscock & Barclay, LLP *R. Evon Idahosa, Esq.,Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP *Rebecca Toffolon, Esq.,CNA *Bryan Jordan, Esq.,Zurich North America- Professional Programs Claims *Faye Dottheim Brooks, Esq.,Hartford Financial Products - Lawyers' Professional Liability Claims *Emily Sacchetti, Esq.,Liberty International Underwriters *Steven Phillips, Esq.,Travelers Insurance Company Bond & Financial Products*Richard Mather, Esq.,Allied World National Assurance Company *Mike Mooney,USI Affinity, Lisa Carol Spring, Esq., CNA *Michael Deegan, Esq.,Zurich North America- Professional Programs Claims * Lana James-Moore, USI Affinity *Evynne Grover, Esq.,York Pro, Inc. *James Bradley,Esq.,Crum & Forster *Susan Scharf, Esq.,CNA *Victoria Chi, Esq.,CNA * Karin Kruidenier, Travelers Insurance Company Bond & Financial Products *Michael Troiano, Esq.,CNA * Laurence Grob, Esq., Zurich North America- Professional Programs Claims *Allison McCabe, Esq.,Liberty International Underwriters *Jason Joslyn, Esq.,Travelers Insurance Company Bond & Financial Products *Michelle Klein, Esq.,Torus Insurance Co. *Dennis Supraner,Professional Liability Consulting Services, Inc. *A. Michael Furman, Esq.,Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP *Andrew Lavoott Bluestone, Esq.,Andrew Lavoot Bluestone, Attonrey at Law *Scott W. Bush, Esq.,Corrigan, McCoy & Bush, PLLC *Frank M. Putorti, Jr., Esq.,Frank M. Putorti, Jr. P.C. *Lisa L. Shrewsberry, Esq.,Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP *Jack Babchik, Esq.,Babchik & Young LLP *Janice J. DiGennaro, Esq.,Rivkin Radler, LLP *Marian C. Rice, Esq.,L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P. *Dennis R. McCoy, Esq.,Hiscock & Barclay LLP *Harry Mooney, Esq.,Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. *Philip Touitou, Esq.,Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP *William T. McCaffery, Esq.,L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P. *Thomas A. Leghorn, Esq.,Wilson Elser LLP *Mark K. Anesh, Esq.,Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP *Daniel G. Ecker, Esq.,Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP *Scott D. Barabash, Esq., Zurich America Insurance Company.
This program was recorded on March 8, 2013.
Be advised that during the online program, verification codes will be displayed on the screen and announced.In order to receive MCLE credit, you will need to print the MCLE Attestation Form and write down the program codes. You will receive your MCLE certificate via email. Please be sure to provide your email address when registering.
For more information about upcoming Law Practice Management programs, visitwww.nysba.org/LPM.