CLE Courses

ABC's of Malpractice

Released in: 2014
California law is very different than Kentucky law in almost all areas of practice. However, California and Kentucky lawyers share two similarities: 1) lawyers owe certain ethical duties to their clients; and 2) clients and other parties can and will sue lawyers for breaching those ethical duties and for legal malpractice. This session will address what practice areas generate the most legal malpractice claims, as well as the risks involved for generating a malpractice claim as a result of the nature of the legal task being performed and/or the stage in the case or corporate transaction.

Details:

  • Length: 1-2 hours
  • Format: Live Activity, Webinar, Teleconference

Aging Lawyers & Diminished Capacity

Released in: 2014
This seminar will provide a comprehensive analysis of aging lawyer issues from both a professional responsibility and risk management perspective. The program centers on the effects of the natural aging process – not lawyers suffering impairment from serious illness or ongoing substance abuse and alcoholism. It concerns lawyers with mental impairment that may be either temporary or permanent. This includes early stages of dementia and Alzheimer’s, and age-related mental impairment resulting from past alcoholism and substance abuse.

Details:

  • Length: 1 hour
  • Format: Live Activity or Phone
  • Video: No
  • PPT: No

Cyber Liability Threats Trends and Coverage

Released in: 2019
This presentation will examines the current cyber landscape and real life case studies. At the end of the session you will have practical tips to protect your firm, your clients and your reputation. Please note, advance notice is required as Lawyers Mutual must obtain permission and current data from Beazley.

Details:

  • Length: 1 hour
  • Format: Live Activity
  • PPT: Yes

Emerging Trends in the Landscape of Legal Malpractice and Ethics

Released in: 2019
As busy lawyers there are a myriad of case and practice related issues that keep you up at night. In this presentation, Lawyers Mutual of Kentucky will discuss some emerging and developing issues that should be keeping you up at night. The sophistication of cyber criminals is likely outpacing what you are doing to safeguard your practice. Are you engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in the provision of services to out-of-state clients? These topics and more may lead to some restless nights.

(10 sub sections can mix and match – each section averages 15 – 30 minutes of potential talk time)

  • What is Sufficient Coverage: Buy Enough That The Only Thing You May Ever Lose Is Sleep.
  • Identifying Client Conflicts in Transactional Work: How Can That Be A Conflict If I Am Making Money?
  • Advice On-the-Fly: Bad Decisions In A Hurry.
  • Accepting Cryptocurrency: A Little Bit(coin) Of Guidance.
  • Phishing Scams: Why Is My Bank Contacting Me Via An Email Account From Russia?
  • Lawyer Well-Being: How Many Lawyers Does It Take To Smile?
  • Office Sharing: Why Am I Being Sued For What Dave Did?
  • Litigation Loans: This Is Going To Hurt, A Lot!
  • New Power of Attorney Rules: Learn it. Know it. Live it.
  • Fair Debt Collections Practices Act: Not A Matter Of If You Will Be Sued, But When

Details:

  • Length: 1-3 hours
  • Format: Live Activity or Webinar
  • PPT: Yes, with embedded audio/video

Ethical Challenges in Our Cyber World

Released in: 2018
As yet to be determined.

Details:

  • Length: 1 hour
  • Format:: Live Activity

Planning for the Inevitable

Released in: 2020
As attorneys, you spend long hours diligently representing your clients. How much time, however, do you spend planning for the unplanned, but probably inevitable, upset to your practice. This program will remind you of some of the unplanned issues that you will likely face that will affect your practice like hospitalizations, extended illness, destruction of office and/or office files, etc. The program will offer tips and strategies to help you plan for those eventualities. It will also address succession planning issues and the ethical considerations and relevant Model Rules of Professional Conduct that apply to these issues and other life changing events.

Details:

  • Length: 1 hour
  • Format: Live Activity or Webinar
  • PPT: Yes

Risk Managing Disengagement Return of Client Property and Files When What and How

Released in: 2011
Ideally, all client representations end with a favorable outcome for both client and lawyer. Alas, there are times when a lawyer must or chooses to withdraw from representation. Upon withdrawal, the Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct (KRPC) require a lawyer to return papers and property to which the client is entitled. This presentation provides information on when a lawyer may or must withdraw from representation and how lawyers must then treat client files. The objective is to help you comply with the KRPCs on withdrawal and returning client files to avoid ethics violations and practice good risk management.

Details:

  • Length 1 hour
  • Format Live Activity or Webinar

Top Five Ethical Violations Found in Malpractice Claims

Released in: 2011
This seminar is based on the ABA’s 2011 Spring National Legal Malpractice Conference program “Top Five Ethics Violations and Resulting Claims for Legal Malpractice.” Kentucky professional responsibility rules covering client identity, scope of representation, conflicts of interest, doing business with a client, and fee disputes are analyzed with a view to avoiding malpractice claims by knowing the rules and applying good risk management practices.

Details:

  • Length: 1 hour
  • Format: Live Activity or Webinar

Wait Wait Don’t Disbar Me

Released in: 2019
Do you think about your ethical obligations as an attorney when responding to opposing counsel’s request for a continuance? How about in the middle of a contentious deposition? Is there such a thing as overzealous representation of a client? Do you have ethical obligations in your dealings with opposing counsel? And if so, do you know what they are? What if your client is demanding you take action that is potentially in violation of your ethical obligations?

Details:

  • Length: 1-1.5 hours
  • Format: Live Activity
  • PPT: Yes

What is Malpractice and How Does it Work

Released in: 2015
An analysis of legal professional liability insurance and details of how it works, does not work, why you need it & questions to ask.

Details:

  • Length: 1 hour
  • Format: Live Activity or Webinar

What Your Office Staff and You Need to Know About Professional Responsibility for Non-lawyer Assistants

Released in: 2012
Kentucky Supreme Court Rules provided extensive guidance on a lawyer’s professional responsibility for managing paralegals and other non-lawyer staff working in a law office. This program examines these rules with emphasis on lawyer supervision and staff training. Special consideration is given to risk managing lawyer liability for non-lawyer misconduct, conflicts of interest, and negligence.

Details:

  • Length: 1 hour
  • Format: Live Activity or Webinar