Washington, D.C. (September 27, 2019): On October 16th, 2019, 5:30 PM-7:45PM, Dennis Quinn and Julia L. Porter from the D.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel will be presenting at the D.C. Bar. The presentation is titled, “Avoiding Malpractice and Bar Complaints 2019.”
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.
To register for this event, please visit the following link: https://join.dcbar.org/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?webcode=EventInfo®_evt_key=1F8BF63C-0C0E-4CB9-8662-26D80EE46036&RegPath=EventRegFees