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.
This course originally appeared as a part of our February 2019 Bridge the Gap Event.
Jeff is an associate attorney in the firm’s Connecticut office. 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.
Very good course. Dense, yet not overwhelming.