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PBA Avoiding Legal Malpractice Training - Fall 2020

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STARTThu., Oct. 29, 2020
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Oct. 29, 2020
11:00 AM
CLE 0 sub/2 eth PRICE $50.00
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About

Avoiding Legal Malpractice: May qualify for a discount on your CNA LPL insurance

This is the live 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. 

The 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.

The 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.

In 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.

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Faculty

NameFirm/Company
Josh J.T. Byrne Esq. Swartz Campbell LLC (Phila)
Susan E. Etter Pennsylvania Bar Association
Mark Lefever CIC USI Affinity
Michelle L. Logan USI Affinity
Brian S. Quinn Esq. Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of PA
Charlene S. Seibert Esq. Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C. (Pgh)
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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