Common Mistakes 101: Avoiding Legal Malpractice
Kathryn Whitlock is presenting a webinar hosted by the American Bar Association, "Common Mistakes 101: Avoiding Legal Malpractice." This program will focus on key tips litigators should remember for avoiding malpractice claims in their law practice.
Practicing law and representing clients is fraught with risk. Having a malpractice claim doesn’t always mean that the responsible attorney made a mistake in judgment. But simply put, in law practice, there is more opportunity for things to go wrong. Part of the solution is to take preventive measures to avoid roadblocks such as conflicts of interest and poor planning. Topics to be discussed include:
- Failure to know/apply law
- Communication with clients
- Client file/billing practices
- Arrangements involving multiple attorneys
- Conflict analysis