The Law and Ethics of Attorney Mistakes
Insurance recovery partner Tyler Gerking to speak at the Twenty-Second Annual Statewide Ethics Symposium on the panel "The Law and Ethics of Attorney Mistakes."
Panel description: This panel will address the legal and ethical issues that arise when a lawyer or law firm suspects that it may have made a harmful mistake. Among the questions that the panel will discuss are: What counts as a mistake? What may or must a lawyer do when she is concerned that a mistake may have occurred? When does a lawyer have a duty to tell the client that a mistake has been made and what should be said? When can a lawyer continue to represent a client after a mistake has been made? And how do these issues intersect with the law firm’s duty of loyalty to the client, its obligations to its insurer, and the law of attorney-client privilege?