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How to Avoid the Most Common Legal Ethical Malpractice Claims

Gain an in-depth understanding of legal malpractice in order to keep yourself and your practice safe and litigation free.

This topic will help lawyers identify and avoid the most common legal ethical malpractice claims. The topic will examine the life of a file, from initial meetings with prospective clients to closing letters. We will examine both preventative measures to identify and avoid pitfalls, as well as curative measures to minimize the exposure in the event of a misstep.

Runtime: 86 minutes
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Agenda

Initial Meetings With Prospective Clients

  • Engagement Letters
  • Common Understanding

Client Trust Funds

  • Recent Trend
  • Compliance and Civil Exposure

Communications Throughout Case

  • Billing as Communications
  • Significant Developments

Discovery/Electronic Data Issues

  • New Issues Presented by Regulators
  • How to Protect Client Data

How to Deliver Bad News

Closing Letters

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Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

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This course was last revised on July 20, 2016.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AK CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • GA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5 including Legal Ethics 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8 including Ethics 1.8
     
  • NM CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • NV CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Ethics and Professionalism 1.5
     
  • UT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8 including Ethics 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AK CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8 including Ethics 1.8
     
  • NM CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • NV CLE 1.5 including Ethics 1.5
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Ethics and Professionalism 1.5
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Why Lorman?

Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Justin M. Penn

Justin M. Penn

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

  • Partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • Focuses practice in litigation with particular emphasis on professional liability litigation, including consumer litigation and legal malpractice defense; has also been involved in labor and employment law in both litigation and arbitration practice
  • Experienced in many aspects of trial practice, including consumer class action defense for claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practice Act
  • Has handled hundreds of consumer litigation matters under many statutes, including the FDCPA, the FCRA (and FACTA), the TCPA, TILA, state consumer fraud statutes and the False Claims Act; has also handled a wide variety of legal malpractice matters, including cases involving an attorney’s liability to non-clients
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, The John Marshall Law School; B.A. degree in human resource management and theology, cum laude, University of Notre Dame
Adam R. Vaught

Adam R. Vaught

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

  • Attorney at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
  • Focuses his practice in the area of professional liability defense, with particular emphasis in the counseling and defense of attorneys and law firms in malpractice and disciplinary matters
  • Served as law clerk to Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas L. Kilbride and as Counselor to the Chief Justice during Justice Kilbride's term as Illinois' Chief Justice
  • Member of several professional organizations
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Northern Illinois University; B.S. degree, Truman State University
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Product ID: 396877
Published 2016, 2019
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