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That “Oh No” Moment: Malpractice Claims Errors and How to Avoid the Same Fate

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Date(s) - 09/11/2019
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Celine's On Broadway


How can you avoid errors in your law practice that might lead to a malpractice claim? There are several basic steps you can take to avoid that “oh no” moment!

Through a discussion of recent case law, ethics opinions and hypotheticals, this program provides content on how to:

+ Avoid common malpractice claims by looking at where claims come  from and why, concentrating on areas of practice reporting the most frequent claims and what activities are responsible for claims in each area

+ Utilize good judgment and sound, ethical management practices, and

+  Know when to report a potential claim and how to communicate with your client to prevent the problem from getting worse.

Earn one hour of ethics CLE by attending the full hour, 12:45 – 1:50pm, at Celine’s on Broadway for only $35.


Julie Beavers, Director of Client Services, Lawyers Mutual Client Services

Julie Beavers became Director of Client Services in October 2018. Prior to joining Lawyers Mutual, Julie worked as the Director of Attorney Recruiting and Professional Development at Ward & Smith, P.A. Julie is active in the legal community, serving as a frequent CLE speaker. Presently, Julie is a member of the leadership team of the Raleigh chapter of the Legal Marketing Association. She is an active member of the North Carolina Bar Association where she previously served as Chair of the Professional Wellness Committee and the Transitioning Lawyers Commission. Julie is a founding member and a three term president of the Triangle Association of Legal Recruitment Administrators (TALRA), a city group of law firm recruitment professionals and law school professionals based in the Raleigh-Durham area. She also held several national and regional leadership positions with the National Association of Legal Career Professionals (NALP), the organization that governs campus recruiting practices for accredited law schools in the US and Canada, and private sector employers.

Laura M. Loyek, Claims Counsel, Lawyers Mutual

Laura Loyek came to Lawyers Mutual as claims counsel in 2009.  Her focus areas include real estate, litigation, appellate law, and bankruptcy.  Prior to joining Lawyers Mutual, she practiced with the law firms of Smith Moore and K&L Gates.  Laura received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University.  Laura serves on the Board of Directors of Wake Women Attorneys.  She is also an active member of the Real Property Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys.


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