Avoiding Legal Malpractice: May qualify for a discount on your CNA LPL insurance
is the online version of the Avoiding Legal Malpractice program
that has been provided to attorneys at county events in the Spring and
Fall of each year by the PBA Professional Liability Committee. The
program features information on a variety of issues that have been
identified as common areas where attorneys can be exposed to liability
or malpractice claims and focuses on steps we can all take to avoid, or
at least mitigate, potential claims.
new Fall 2020 program will address some of the scenarios attorneys may
encounter under the recent and ongoing COVID environment, including
challenges with deadlines, inconsistencies in how courts respond to
COVID shut-downs and changes in operational procedures; difficulties in
performing necessary discovery; increased cyber security exposure and
risks for attorneys and staff working from home; difficulty in
communicating and coordinating with support staff while working
remotely; and more. The presenters will also talk about national
industry trends that indicate malpractice claims tend to track the
economy and increase in times of financial distress. Attend and get tips
on steps you can take to cover your practice and be prepared if a claim
is asserted against you or your firm.
Avoiding Legal Malpractice Seminar, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar
Association Insurance Program and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, has
been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 2
hours of ethics, professionalism, or substance abuse CLE credit.
addition, attorneys who are insured through the Pennsylvania Bar
Association Insurance Program, advised and administered by USI Affinity,
have the ability to earn up to a 7.5% discount on their malpractice
insurance. The 7.5% credit will be pro-rated based on the number of
attorneys in the firm who attend the seminar. The discount does not
apply to part-time policies. Questions on your LPL insurance should be
directed to USI Affinity at 610-537-1368.
Recorded in October 2020.