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Ethical Considerations In Legal Malpractice Claims

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Produced on February 24, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 15m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Ethics Litigation

Course Description

Ethical questions and the threat of legal malpractice claims constitute a continually increasing risk to attorneys and firms in all areas of practice. This program, presented by Jeffrey Cunningham of Kaufman, Borgeest & Ryan, LLP, includes a national survey of claims based on attorney malpractice and professional misconduct, related causes of action and common defenses. In addition, this course explores often overlooked areas of risk and provides practical recommendations to limit and mitigate potential claims. Common ethical considerations and the interrelation between professional responsibility rules and malpractice exposure will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the basic ethical considerations related to professional liability claims
  2. Review the essential elements of legal malpractice claims and consider related causes of action
  3. Identify common defenses and gather best practice suggestions aimed at reducing and mitigating potential claims
  4. Provide practical guidance for the application of these skills to an attorney’s daily practice

This course originally appeared as a part of our February 2019 Bridge the Gap Event.

Credit Information

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Jeffrey Cunningham

Goldberg Segalla

Jeff’s practice focuses primarily on defending lawyers, accountants and other professionals as well as handling general and premises liability claims. His practice also includes insurance coverage litigation and products liability defense. Jeff also defends clients in disciplinary and ethics proceedings.

While attending law school, Jeff worked as an intern for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and at the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Prior to law school, Jeff was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Germany. While at The Citadel, Jeff served as the First Battalion Honor Court representative.

Since 2014, Jeff has been selected to the Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars List. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected to this list.


MIchael G.

Very knowledgeable, great speaker and jam packed with great data.

Steven R.

Very well presented and engaging. And important to know!

Daniel G.

Very thorough presentation.

Louise B.

great discussion of pitfalls and good ideas for avoiding.them.

Candace B.

Attorney Cunningham has presented the best ethics course I have ever had in 30 years. His presented was greatly enhanced by his real life "case discussion" examples. In addition, he invited attendees to contact him with any questions. The slides were informative, clear and he stayed on point. Just an excellent course presentation.

claudia b.

Good lecturer.

Catherine O.

Excellent comprehensive coverage and great use of examples!

Phyllis C.

very thorough, good examples

Jonathan C.

Very good course. Dense, yet not overwhelming.

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