Wilck presents CLE webinarAugust 11, 2015 | | |
David Wilck, a partner in the Firm’s Professional Liability practice group, presents a 1 hour webinar entitled, “Referring Lawyer Liability.”
Lawyers often refer clients, or particular client matters, to other lawyers. There are a host of reasons one lawyer will make a referral to another, from seeking to rely on the other attorney’s experience to the need to find local counsel in a state in which the referring lawyer does not practice. In the vast majority of these situations, everyone benefits. The client obtains representation, the referring lawyer has a happy client, and the lawyer to whom the client was referred is able to practice law, earn a fee, and enhance his or her relationship with the referring lawyer and with the client. Sometimes, however, disputes arise and a client may assert a malpractice claim against the lawyer to whom the client’s matter was referred – and against the referring lawyer. A number of New York court decisions, as well as ethics rules and bar association opinions, help explain how the issues raised by such a claim typically are resolved. This CLE will discuss these issues.
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