Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Invitation: On February 4 I'll be speaking at a panel on insurance issues in professional liability claims

On February 4, 2020, from 7:30 to 9 AM I will be addressing insurance issues in malpractice claims on a panel titled "What To Do When You’ve Made a Mistake,  or a Client Thinks You Have: Malpractice Actions, BBO Complaints, and Professional Liability Insurance."

The panel is sponsored by the Business Lawyers Network, and there is no charge to attend.  It will take place at the Gould Street Café, 160 Gould Street in Needham.  Registration information is below.  

Here's the complete information:

Top           Topic:   What To Do When You’ve Made a Mistake,  or a Client Thinks You Have: Malpractice Actions, BBO Complaints, and Professional Liability Insurance 

 Place:   Café at 160 Gould St., Needham, MA

 OVERVIEW:   We all want each one of our clients to be thrilled with our representation of them.  Unfortunately, sometimes attorneys make mistakes  -- and sometimes clients are unsatisfied with even the best possible outcome.  Joe Berman, General Counsel to the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, and Nina Kallen, a solo practitioner specializing in insurance coverage litigation, will discuss what lawyers should do when faced with a malpractice action or BBO complaint.  How can you safeguard and make the most of coverage under your professional liability policy?  What can you expect from a BBO proceeding?  What is the interplay among fee disputes, malpractice actions, and BBO claims?   

 It is not necessary to print tickets.


Joe Berman is the General Counsel to the Board of Bar Overseers, a position he has held since May, 2017.  As General Counsel, Joe advises the BBO on enforcement of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Responsibility.  Prior to his current position, Joe was in private practice with several firms.  His work focused on commercial litigation, including the defense of lawyers in civil malpractice and BBO claims.  He has also worked as a mediator and arbitrator.

Nina Kallen, a member of BLN, is a solo practitioner who specializes in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.  She also drafts dispositive motions and appellate briefs on a subcontract basis for other attorneys in all areas of civil litigation.  She has represented parties in malpractice litigation and fee disputes both directly and in her subcontract practice.  You can learn more about her on her website, www.kallenlawyer.com.

 UP NEXT: March 11th presentation on different corporate structures for legal practices

ABOUT BLN:   Business Lawyers Network (BLN) comprises lawyers concentrating in complementary disciplines such as corporate, securities, commercial contracts, government contracts, secured lending, taxes, litigation, import/export, immigration, real estate, environmental, patents, trademarks, licensing, etc. Non-lawyer business professionals are also welcome, but the topic and focus of discussion will be on lawyers and the legal profession.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Emerging technology in the liability insurance industry

Adam Berardi of White & Williams has written a fascinating article at Law.com on how liability insurers are using new technology to assess risk and adjust losses, as well as how new competitors are using technology to make revolutionary changes to the industry.