On October 30 the D.C. Bar Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program will hold the course “Avoiding Malpractice and Bar Complaints 2013,” which explores how to avert becoming entangled in the upsurge of legal malpractice claims and bar complaints.
The legal risk of handling clients’ affairs is ever–present for both experienced and novice attorneys. Although disciplinary complaints and malpractice claims are separate matters, they share a common denominator—a dissatisfied client. This course will cover the daily habits and risk–prevention techniques that can deter the likelihood of bar complaints and malpractice claims.
Attendees will gain practical insight on choosing clients and cases, communicating properly, and the appropriate way of handling client funds based on jurisdiction. Faculty also will review the differences among the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia and their relevant ethics rules.
Julia Porter from the Office of Bar Counsel and Dennis Quinn of Carr Maloney P.C. will serve as faculty for this course, which takes place from 6 to 9:15 p.m. at the D.C. Bar Conference Center, 1101 K Street NW, first floor.For more information, contact the CLE Program at 202-626-3488 or visit www.dcbar.org/cle.