This webinar presents basic practice pointers to avoid malpractice and disciplinary actions, and how to respond to claims of malpractice or unethical behavior if they arise. The panel also discusses the role that malpractice insurance plays in these situations and the ramifications of a malpractice judgment or disciplinary action. Model Rules addressed may include: those that govern the client-lawyer relationship (Rules 1.1 through 1.10; 1.13; and 1.16); those that that speak to transactions with persons other than clients (Rules 4.1 through 4.4); those that govern the responsibilities of managing and supervisory lawyers, subordinate lawyers, non-lawyer assistance, independence, unauthorized practice of law, and multijurisdictional practice (Rules 5.1 through 5.5); and those that govern communication, including advertising and solicitation of clients (Rules 7.1 through 7.5).
Michelle Gershfeld is a bankruptcy attorney, debt negotiator, and personal financial life coach who advises people in debt or building wealth, by identifying and overcoming obstacles that lie in their… Read More
Professor Bernard Burk previously taught at the University of North Carolina School of Law. He is currently on sabbatical. Read More
George W. Kuney is a Lindsay Young Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law at The University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville,… Read More