Understanding Your Ethical Obligations- The CLE will cover legal malpractice/attorney liability defenses with a portion of the lecture covering third-party cyber liability against attorneys. Specifically, the course will present information on suggestions to reduce the probability of legal malpractice claims, attorney liability defenses, and will also cover third-party cyber liability claims against attorneys.
We will be discussing matter intake, conflict checks, exiting the file, managing client expectations, and billing practices, including suits for fees. We will also be discussing a lawyer’s ethical obligations, including a lawyer’s duty to protect confidentiality and the client’s electronic data. Ultimately, this presentation will discuss tips and best practices for lawyers to avoid legal malpractice and cyber liability claims.
Key topics to be discussed:
Matter intake & conflict checks
Exiting the file
Managing client expectations – billing practices
Protecting confidentiality & client’s electronic data
Date: June 28, 2023
Andrew R. Jones | Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP
Andrew R. Jones, born in Essex, England, is duel-qualified attorney admitted to practice throughout New York State and in the United Kingdom*. He is the former President of the Professional Liability Defense Federation. Mr. Jones is a Partner whose practice focusses primarily on professional liability matters.
U.S. District Court – Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York, U.S. Court of Appeals – Second Circuit, England, and Wales – Solicitor*.
Rachel Aghassi | Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP
Rachel Aghassi is a partner focusing in professional liability and legal malpractice defense. Ms. Aghassi has successfully defended lawyers and other professionals in high-exposure malpractice lawsuits in all phases of litigation arising from a wide range of complex legal areas including the emerging field of cyber liability.
U.S. District Court – Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, U.S. Court of Appeals –Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Spencer A. Richards | Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP
Spencer A. Richards is an associate attorney whose practice focuses on Professional Liability and General Liability. Mr. Richards has successfully defended lawyers, accountants, agents and brokers, other professionals, and businesses in cases arising from a wide range of legal areas, including class actions.