Reducing the Risk of Malpractice Claims at the Outset of the Attorney-Client Relationship Webinar
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When: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CT

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MCLE Accreditation
*Nebraska MCLE #134361. Iowa MCLE #251189. 2 CLE ethics hours. (Distance learning credit)
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Registration Fees
$130 - Regular Registration
FREE - I paid 2017 NSBA dues and would like to claim my 2 free ethics credits
$100 - (discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members) (I have already claimed my 2 free ethics credits)
$10 - Law Students

NSBA Dues Paying Members:  If you have paid your 2017 dues you can claim your two free Ethics hours for 2017 by using the code ethics2017. Be sure to click the "Apply" button to ensure the discount is applied. If you are unsure if you paid dues to the NSBA, please contact the NSBA offices at (402) 475-7091.

The program covers ways to avoid malpractice claims at the outset of the potential attorney-client relationship, such as (1) learning the characteristics of clients who are more likely than others to make later claims; (2) how to effectively decline representing such persons or how to manage them if you do decide to represent them, (3) and how to avoid misunderstandings with new clients—and the claims that result from unmet expectations—by drafting effective engagement letters.

Thomas Sukowicz is a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, working out of offices in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Chicago, IL, and New York, NY. His practice is concentrated in areas of professional liability, legal ethics, risk management, loss prevention and the defense of lawyers in disciplinary proceedings. He serves Hinshaw’s attorney and law firm clients primarily as risk management counsel, disciplinary defense counsel and ethics counsel.