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Avoiding Malpractice and Bar Complaints 2019 *In-Person Only at D.C. Bar*

October 16, 2019
Credits: 2.0 Ethics Credit Hours

Description: 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.  Our insightful panel will address 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. Among the topics the faculty will cover are:
  • Choosing clients and cases to avoiding conflicts
  • Communicating effectively
  • Handling client funds properly
They will provide examples and practical advice to help those who attend focus on problem areas that so often lead to complaints.  They also will discuss the major differences between relevant ethics rules in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
  • Julia L. Porter, D.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel
  • Dennis J. Quinn, Carr Maloney P.C.
Fee: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $129 Others
The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates!  For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488.

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Dennis Quinn, Carr Maloney PC

Julia Porter, D.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel