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Avoiding Ethical Violations and Malpractice Suits (2020 Update)

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Produced on December 03, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Ethics

Course Description

In this program, ethics expert and legal malpractice attorney Daniel Abrams will teach lawyers how to minimize their chances of being sued for malpractice or being subject to attorney grievance complaints and other ethical headaches. The course will review the primary reasons why lawyers are sued, what plaintiffs' legal malpractice lawyers are looking for in a lawsuit, where in the primary stages of representation lawyers get into trouble, and practical steps an attorney can take to minimize risk. The course is applicable to attorneys in all practice areas.   



Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify what plaintiffs’ attorneys look for in a potential malpractice case
  2. Spot and avoid clients who are more trouble than they are worth
  3. Decline representation within the parameters of the Ethics rules
  4. Use legal bills to strengthen the attorney-client relationship
  5. Gain insight and miscellaneous tips to minimize risk

Credit Information

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Faculty

Daniel Abrams

Law Office of Daniel L. Abrams, PLLC

Daniel L. Abrams’ practice focuses on legal malpractice, and business litigation. Mr. Abrams has helped many corporations and individuals complaining of inadequate legal services or overbilling obtain relief and settlements from their former attorneys. He represents mostly plaintiffs but occasionally defendants in legal malpractice cases and other disputes related to legal ethics, including legal fee disputes, breach of fiduciary duty cases, cases alleging conflicts of interest, and other professional responsibility issues. Lawyers and law firms frequently hire Mr. Abrams to serve as lawyer, expert or consultant on issues related to legal ethics or the law governing lawyers. He has taught legal ethics to other lawyers for the Practicing Law Institute, the New York State Bar Association, Lawline.com and Access MCLE. He has also appeared as a guest lecturer at Suffolk Law School.

In addition to his legal malpractice and ethics practice, Mr. Abrams has an active business litigation practice. Mr. Abrams’ clients include business owners, general counsel, and individuals in a full range of business litigation and arbitration matters. His cases have included business dealings arising out of oil & gas contracts, licensing agreements, business mergers, employment agreements, financing arrangements, business fraud, trade secrets, and corporate whistleblower allegations. His litigation cases include a successful multi-million dollar reversal of an arbitration award, a defense victory after a bench trial in a breach of contract case, and many favorable settlements of commercial disputes and legal malpractice cases.

Mr. Abrams received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1995 where he was an Olin Fellow of Law and Economics. He is a member of The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he served on the Professional Responsibility Committee and the Subcommittee on Lawyer Promotion and Advertising from 2004-2007. He is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, and Tenth Circuit United States Court of Appeals. 



Reviews

RE
Robin E.

Very practical information.

CJ
Cassandra J.

Great Course!

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K H.

excellent speaker

KO
Kipling O.

This one was interesting, and the speaker was very knowledgable. I would hire this guy.

BK
Brian K.

Good course

FC
Fortunato C.

This man knows his stuff.

EM
Edward M.

Consistently good presenter

JF
John F.

Helpful.

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Ned S.

Dan was great as usual, very informative.

MF
Michael F.

Very well done!

JB
Jeanette B.

This presenter gave good concrete examples of scenarios to avoid and why. Clear and specific. Would reccommend.

JN
John N.

Speaker presented very helpful examples of ways to minimize the chance of being sued for malpractice. Communication is first and foremost. The "Good Reasons to Withdraw" slide was particularly cogent.

RW
Richard W.

Really enjoyed the lecture.

JM
Jonathan M.

Very nice delivery

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Robert B.

Very useful!

JK
John K.

Will listen again periodically and apply to work.

KW
Kris W.

Covered every question I had

TB
Terry B.

I wish I had taken this course before I represented a number of clients

BC
Brian C.

Good content especially client selection and communications

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ANDREW H.

EXCELLENT PRESENTATION

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Alexandra S.

Great presentation.

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Russell B.

Mr. ABRAMS is one of the BEST ( the Best of the BEST) of the many super Presenters I have observed in over eight (8) years of solid learning obtained while using LAWLINE.

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Devon D.

Best ethics course I've ever taken

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Manli L.

Very detail.

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Barbara L.

Beneficial!

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Elizabeth F.

Excellent presentation filled with great practical advice.

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Terri A.

Excellent presentation. I would choose this presenter again.

RZ
Rebecca Z.

Excellent presenter! Excellent content! Thank you!

MS
Martha S.

Pretty good review.

MP
Mary P.

A common-sense approach. Excellent.

TK
Thomas K.

Good program, thanks

EB
Earl B.

unusual perspectives provided good useful info

CK
Christian K.

Enjoyed the class. Thanks.

LC
Larry Wayne C.

Excellent and very practical, useful information

CL
Christopher L.

Very interesting

TT
thomas t.

Interesting refresher. Speaker was good.

DH
Diane H.

Nice job!

JT
John T.

Very good presentation.

TB
Trevor B.

Excellent presentation!

WB
William B.

Good presentation.

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