On Demand

Ethical Considerations In Legal Malpractice Claims

1h 15m

Created on February 24, 2019




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.

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