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12 Steps to Avoid Being Sued for Legal Malpractice

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Legal malpractice claims filed by former clients are on the rise. Are you doing everything you can to head off trouble? Our experienced faculty will share their savvy, proactive strategies and techniques to help you protect yourself. Don't risk your reputation - enroll today!

  • Learn how to recognize and avoid areas of potential legal malpractice.
  • Find out how to identify conflicts of interest.
  • Identify routine client communication errors and know what to do to avoid them.
  • Refine your engagement letters to ensure realistic client expectations.

Who Should Attend

This legal ethics course will assist attorneys and legal professionals in avoiding legal malpractice.

Course Content
  • Ask Questions to Profile "Problem Clients"
  • Have a System in Place to Avoid Conflicts of Interest
  • Once a Client is Accepted - Identify the Scope of Engagement in a Letter
  • Avoid Engagements Outside the Attorney's Area of Legal Knowledge
  • Throughout the Course of the Engagement - Manage the Client's Expectations
  • Maintain Constant Communication With the Client
  • Context of the Engagement - Avoid Aiding and Abetting Claims
  • Do Not Take on More Cases Than You Can Handle
  • Use a Firm Calendar
  • Provide Adequate Supervision to Associates and Support Staff
  • Avoid Fee Disputes
  • Periodically Reacquaint Yourself With the Rules of Professional Conduct

Practice Areas: Accounting & Business of Law, Professional Liability
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 12/22/2009
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 1 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Purchase of this product provides online access for 180 days. If you are purchasing a live webcast, you will receive complimentary access to the on demand version for 180 days once it becomes available. Please note that the on demand and podcast versions may, or may not be accredited in your state.

If you intend to take a course for CLE credit, please make sure your state is listed in the "Accreditation" section to the upper right of the program description. Accreditation displayed is unique to the purchased program format (live conference, live webcast, on demand, podcast). Credit totals listed for live conferences are the maximum credits available. Credits issued will be based upon actual time in attendance.  Credit totals for other formats are for complete programs.  Partial credit is not available for any online or downloadable format. 


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Total Credits: 1
Specialty Credits: Ethics 1
Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Online

West LegalEdcenter provides accreditation as described here. You may be able to self apply for credits in states not listed.

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Daniel E. Tranen - Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
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