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ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference in NYC April 18-20

The Legal Malpractice Law Review and  are pleased to be among the sponsors of  the Spring  2012 American Bar Association  National Legal Malpractice Conference, which will take place at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel from April 18 to 20. 

The ABA National Legal Malpractice  Conference has become the showcase event for this newly recognized substantive area of law. The Conference’s Primary Sponsor, the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability, has graciously invited all law students in Hofstra University Law School’s Lawyer Malpractice program to attend all sessions of the Conference.

Hofstra Law School’s Lawyer Malpractice program has been offered to its advanced students as a full semester course since 1990. Designed, initiated and taught by Bennett J. Wasserman, the course has become a very popular offering at Hofstra Law.  Hofstra has long recognized the value of such a course in its commitment to continuously upgrade the quality of lawyering. The importance of including such a course in the law school curriculum– in addition to  Professional Responsibility,  has now been recognized by many other law schools which have  begun to include  such a stand alone course in their course offerings.

The vitality of Hofstra Law School’s ongoing commitment to this  substantive area of law–and the central role it plays in  building better lawyers,  is evident with the recent addition to its full time faculty of Professor Susan Saab Fortney, the lead co-author of the first case book for law students entitled "LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAW: Problems and Prevention" (Thomson/West).  The Legal Malpractice Law Review  has been  proud to count  Professor Fortney  as  a member of its  Editorial Board, since its inception.  

Professors Wasserman and Fortney are delighted to welcome their Lawyer Malpractice students to the ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference  and deeply thank the Standing Committee for its graciousness in extending the invitation to include law students in its  Conference events, which are listed in its on line Program.

Hofstra Law Students may find the following events at the Conference to be of particular interest:

Wednesday, April 18:

6 -7:30 pm:  Welcome Reception

Thursday, April 19:

10:15 to 11:15 am: Case Law Developments

11:30 am to 12:30 pm: Outside the Box: Non-Traditional Means of Resolving Legal Malpractice Cases

2:45 to 4:15 pm:  A New Era: The Trends, Benefits and Risks in Legal Outsourcing

Friday April 20:

9:00 to 10:30 am: In the Trustee’s Backyard: Defending Attorneys against [Bankruptcy] Trusee Claims

10:45-11:45:  A Day in the Life of a Tablet Litigator  [All about the important new role and uses of the iPad and other tablet devices]. 


To all 500+ Conference guests, Welcome  to the "Big Apple". Enjoy this wonderful Conference  and all the wonders that  New York City has to offer.  

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