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Avoiding Malpractice and Bar Complaints 2014


Date & Time: Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm

CLE Credit: Yes

Event Description
Credit: 3.0 Ethics Credit Hours

In recent years, more than 35,000 legal malpractice claims have been filed annually against lawyers with malprac­tice insurance. Many more complaints have been filed against those who were not insured. While disciplinary complaints and legal malpractice claims are different matters, the underlying reason why both types of claims are filed frequently is the same: an unhappy client. This class teaches daily practice and risk-prevention techniques to help reduce the possibility of a bar complaint and related mal­practice claim from being filed. Experienced attorneys will find practical, new ideas to implement, while those newer to the prac­tice of law will gain skills that will be useful throughout their legal careers. From choosing clients and cases to avoiding conflicts, com­municating effectively, and handling client funds properly (in each jurisdiction), faculty members provide examples and practical advice to help you focus on problem areas that so often lead to complaints. The major differences between relevant ethics rules in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia also are discussed.

Location
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
(Nearest Metro Stop: Metro Center 12th Street)
Washington DC 20005
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Contact Information
CLE Program
Phone: 202-626-3488
Fax: 202-942-9750

Speakers

  • Elizabeth Francis, Fiske Law Group
  • Julia Porter, Senior Assistant Bar Counsel, D.C. Bar
  • Dennis Quinn, Carr Maloney P.C.

Costs

Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section

$89.00

Antitrust and Consumer Law Section

$89.00

Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section

$89.00

Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section

$89.00

Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice

$89.00

Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section

$89.00

D.C. Bar Members

$99.00

District of Columbia Affairs Section

$89.00

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section

$89.00

Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section

$89.00

Family Law Section

$89.00

Government Attorneys

$109.00

Government Contracts and Litigation Section

$89.00

Health Law Section

$89.00

Intellectual Property Law Section

$89.00

International Law Section

$89.00

Labor and Employment Law Section

$89.00

Law Practice Management

$89.00

Litigation Section

$89.00

Others

$129.00

Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section

$89.00

Taxation Section

$89.00

Tort Law Section

$89.00