On Demand

Attorney Ethics & Legal Malpractice Claims in the "New Normal"

1h 2m

Created on January 28, 2021




The COVID-19 outbreak presents a host of new ethical questions and new areas of professional risks for attorneys. This program, presented by Jeffrey Cunningham of Goldberg Segalla, LLP includes a national survey of claims based on attorney malpractice and professional misconduct in the COVID era, related causes of action, and common defenses in the context of the global pandemic and the practice of law in the "new normal". The program will also discuss ethical issues and their interaction with malpractice exposure, using real-world examples and an analysis of the practice of law during the pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss basic ethical considerations related to professional liability claims amid the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Consider the essential elements of legal malpractice claims in the context of the pandemic
  3. Identify common defenses and present best practices aimed at preventing and mitigating potential claims in the "new normal"
  4. Provide attorneys with daily practice advice to stay ethical, reduce risk, and better serve their clients

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