Professional liability: updates on attorney and accountant liability in Texas

CLE event: During Lunch Adventure Series

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24 JAN 2017
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
DLA Piper LLP (US)
1000 Louisiana Street
Suite 2800
Houston, Texas
77002-5005
United States of America

Lawyers and accountants frequently find themselves targeted in cases where the primary wrongdoer no longer exists or has the financial ability to satisfy a substantial judgment. Please join DLA Piper for the next event in our During Lunch Adventure Series when Ileana Blanco, partner in DLA Piper's litigation practice, will lead a discussion on legal and accountant liability and share updates on legal malpractice in Texas. She will highlight recent cases and best practices for avoiding claims by disgruntled third parties as well as the ethics required for enforceable waivers of conflicts of interest. 

TOPICS
  • Liability to third parties for negligent misrepresentation and fraud
  • Enforceable arbitration clauses
  • Attorney immunity
  • Attorney disqualification, advance waiver of conflicts of interest and immunity

SCHEDULE
11:30 a.m. – Noon – Registration and lunch
Noon – 1:00 p.m – Program

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact Elisabeth Anderson.

This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas in the amount of 1.0 hour in the Ethics category. 

MCLE INFORMATION
Texas: This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas in the amount of 1.0 hour in the Ethics category. DLA Piper certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed in the rules and regulations of the State Bar of Texas. 

California: This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 hour in the Ethics category. DLA Piper certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed in the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. 

New York: This non-transitional and transitional continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.0 credit hour, of which 1.0 credit hour can be applied toward the Ethics requirement.

New Jersey: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.2 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1.2 qualify as hours of credit toward the Ethics category.

CLE credit will be applied for in other states where DLA Piper has an office except in Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.