The Legal Malpractice Law Review and legalmalpractice.com 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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