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Legal Malpractice Insurance: What You Should Know About Your Policy


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 90 minutes
Recorded Date: September 26, 2017
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Agenda

  • Insurance: is it required or just extremely prudent?
  • The basics of an LPL Policy
  • Matters of Timing
  • Professional Services
  • Damages
  • Types of Liability
  • Reservation of Rights
Runtime: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Recorded: September 26, 2017

Description

With five to six percent of private attorneys facing legal malpractice, one should consider the right coverage for their needs and the clients they serve. Some types of insurance only cover certain conditions while others only provide partial coverage.

This webinar will cover the basics of what every attorney should understand about their malpractice insurance policy.

This program was recorded on September 26th, 2017.

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American Bar Association
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Panelists

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Warren R. Trazenfeld, Esq.

Attorney
Warren R. Trazenfeld, P.A.

WARREN R. TRAZENFELD, ESQ. graduated from the University of Florida School of Law in 1980 after receiving his bachelor’s of science degree in management, with high distinction, from Babson College in 1977.

The focus of his civil trial practice is suing negligent attorneys and accountants. Mr. Trazenfeld authored articles in the January 1995 edition of The Florida Bar Journal entitled “Legal Malpractice: A Framework for Assessing Potential Claims” and the Fall 2002 Nova Law Review entitled “Legal Malpractice in Florida” and has spoken on the topic of legal malpractice at numerous seminars and conferences. He is a co-author of the treatise entitled “Florida Legal Malpractice and Attorney Ethics”. In every edition since 1999, the South Florida Legal Guide has named Mr. Trazenfeld as one of South Florida’s best lawyers. He has also been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the area of legal malpractice since 2005 and is board certified in legal malpractice by The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.

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Robert S. Tintner

Partner
Fox Rothschild LLP

Bob focuses his practice in two key areas. He is a commercial litigator with a particular emphasis on real estate litigation, including title insurance matters, and he is also a lawyer’s lawyer who handles various matters for lawyers and law firms, including professional responsibility matters, legal malpractice actions, defamation and First Amendment cases and claims of wrongful use of civil proceedings and abuse of process. Bob is often hired to provide legal expert opinions in matters relating to legal ethics, professional responsibility issues, legal malpractice and real estate transactions and litigation. He represents lawyers before the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board and the Pennsylvania Board of Bar Examiners, and he is currently the co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Guidance Committee.

A frequent speaker and author, Bob regularly presents seminars throughout Pennsylvania on professional responsibility, the avoidance of legal malpractice, the Dragonetti Act, quiet title and title insurance. He is a co-author of the book “Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings and Related Torts in Pennsylvania,” published by The Legal Intelligencer.

Bob has held numerous leadership positions within the firm. He currently co-chairs the Pro Bono Committee, and he serves on the Professional Responsibility Committee, the Diversity Committee and the Accounts Receivable, Billing and Collections Committee. Bob previously served on the Summer Associate Coordinating Committee (former chair) and the Recruitment Committee.

Bob received his JD at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1994. While at the University of Pennsylvania, Bob was a research assistant for Prof. Lani Guinier, served as vice-chair for student affairs of the Graduate and Professional Students Assembly and as liaison for graduate and professional students to the university trustees.


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