How to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims

Event Start:
06/13/2024 4:00 PM
Event End:
06/13/2024 6:00 PM

Date & Time: Thursday June 13, 2024 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET
Webinar Fee: $65

This Program is Online Only


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Eileen Garczynski, Sr., Vice President/Equity Partner, Ames & Gough

Dennis Quinn, Partner, Carr Maloney P.C.

This interactive lecture-style program is designed to provide an overview of the most common legal malpractice claims (including related risks, such as cyber, management, and employment-related claims), and how to avoid them. During this two-hour seminar, Eileen Garczynski, an attorney with more than 30 years of risk management experience) and Dennis Quinn, an ,attorney with decades of experience defending legal malpractice cases will give you a framework to identify and proactively address risks and opportunities across your entire firm.

Our experienced speakers will identify the errors that frequently occur in specific practice areas and advise on how to respond appropriately to risky situations. You will learn how to carefully select clients, manage the engagement and non-engagement of potential clients, and properly terminate a client relationship. The seminar will also cover how to avoid conflicts of interest, malpractice claims from a dissatisfied client, fee disputes, missed deadlines, untimely notice of claims to the insurer, and falling victim to Internet scams, as well as preventing employee theft and poor lawyering.

Covered topics include:

  • Frequency and severity of legal malpractice claims
  • The most common causes of legal malpractice claims
  • The most common practice areas generating legal malpractice claims and why
  • Issues with lateral hires and law firm mergers
  • Cyber risk within the legal malpractice arena
  • Conflicts recognition and resolution among affiliated companies
  • Management of conflicts and waivers for outside counsel
  • Protection of client confidences and communications
  • Whistleblower actions
  • Technology and cybersecurity concerns for in-house counsel
  • Corporate misconduct


 Online registration is encouraged. For assistance, questions on group discounts, accommodations requests, special billing, program content, out-of-state CLE credits, and general CLE information contact Michael Saporito by email at . Registrations accepted in order of receipt. Registration fees are non-refundable. Most Social Law Library CLE events are recorded. The recording is available by digital download, generally within a week after the program date. People registered for the program will receive the video recording and materials. CLE credit, when applicable, is only granted when the live webinar is attended.

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