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Preventing Legal Malpractice: Potential Pitfalls And How To Avoid Them

Date: 11.14.12
Time: Noon - 1:15pm
Location: 370 Seventeenth Street, Suite 4500
Sponsored By: Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell

In this 75-minute presentation, Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell attorney Carolyn Fairless will cover in detail the potential for legal malpractice and grievance claims and how to avoid them.

She will address the following topics in her presentation and in the materials:

  • What is legal malpractice and how likely is a claim?
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Screening the potential client
  • Non-engagement letters
  • Client communication
  • Claims by non-clients
  • Ending the engagement

Carolyn Fairless is the managing partner of Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell. She has practiced extensively in the federal and state courts in Colorado, and also has been admitted pro hac vice in several other states. She practices primarily in the areas of professional liability and commercial litigation. Ms. Fairless is listed in Best Lawyers 2013 for legal malpractice law and professional malpractice law. Colorado Super Lawyers selected her among the top 50 lawyers in the state in 2011 and among the top 100 in 2012. In 2010, Law Week Colorado selected her as one of the top nine women lawyers in Colorado. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute's professional liability committee. Ms. Fairless is a graduate of the University of Colorado Law School and has a bachelor's degree in computer science from Tulane University. She has handled the defense of numerous legal malpractice matters and counts among her clients some of the largest law firms and most respected lawyers in Denver. 

Accreditation is pending for 1.5 CLE Ethics credits.

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