Legal Malpractice (2011)
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.|
The faculty consists of experienced attorneys and representatives from leading insurance companies.
• Identifying and Responding to Professional Liability Claims
• Sources of Legal Malpractice Claims
• Legal Malpractice Causes of Action and Litigation Strategy
• Risk Management for Lawyers Discussion of Law Firm Risk Management Principles and Issues
A. Michael Furman, Esq.(Chair)
Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP
David Ackerman, Esq.
Valiant Insurance Company
Faye Dottheim Brooks, Esq.
Hartford Financial Products
Lawyers- Professional Liability Claims
Wileen Chick, Esq.
Charles Levine, Esq.
Liberty International Underwriters
Andrew L. Margulis, Esq.
Ropers Majeski Kohn Bentley PC
Richard Mather, Esq.
Allied World National Assurance Company
Gary Schmidt, Esq.
Zurich North America-
Professional Programs Claims
John Sorrentino, Esq.
Philip Touitou, Esq.
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Sanford Young, Esq.
Law Offices of Sanford F. Young, P.C.
Total MCLE Credits4.0
Ethics MCLE Credits0.0
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