This course includes a discussion of recent trends in legal malpractice cases and a detailed discussion of the use of engagement letters in legal practice. The course includes specific practice pointers for managing risk through the use of engagement letters and the essential elements and issues to consider when writing letters for your practice.
This course includes video recorded on June 16th, 2017 for a live CLE presentation for the Westmoreland Bar Association.
Videography services were provided by Network Deposition Services.
Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.
1.0 PA Ethics CLE
This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.
Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed. Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.
The PA CLE board requires that online course providers verify your active participation in a course. Axom does this by tracking the amount of time you spend on each element of the course and your total time in the course. To receive CLE credit for this course, you must complete all elements and watch all videos in their entirety. You will be asked to submit a verification at the end of the course stating that you did so. The system will allow you to fast forward or rewind a video or mark a video complete without watching it in its entirety. We have left these functions enabled so that you can use the course for reference material later or you can pick up where you left off if you are interrupted without having to start a video over from the beginning. If we determine based on our system logs that you did not watch each video in full and/or you did not spend the required amount of time completing the course for credit, we reserve the right to refuse to report your credits with no refund of the course price, or to withhold the reporting of your credits until you have completed the course in full.
Minimum System Requirements:
This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.
The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5. Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.
An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required. At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality. Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.
Ms. Lloyd, a shareholder in the firm of Weinheimer, Haber, and Coco, defends individual lawyers and law firms against professional liability actions, including alleged legal malpractice, wrongful use of civil proceedings, ethics & fiduciary violations and civil rights violations. She also defends other professional liability actions, employment discrimination claims and insurance defense claims in a variety of contexts, inclusive of a focus on the defense of Pennsylvania housing authorities. Bethann frequently lectures for the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, and other organizations in the area of risk management, ethics and avoiding legal malpractice.
- How to Navigate This Course
- Course Materials
- Engagement Letters Part One
- Engagement Letters Part Two
- Course Evaluation (Required)