Upcoming Events

Aug 13, 2019

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will present a CLE seminar for the Pennsylvania Bar Association in Philadelphia on “What Attorneys Should Know About Their Cyber Related Ethical Duties and Cyber Insurance,”Tuesday, August 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The seminar will address key cyber risks for law firms and an attorney’s ethical duties of competency (Rule 1.1), confidentiality (Rule 1.6), and communication (Rule 1.4). It will also cover strategies and insurance to help law firms mitigate breaches, inadvertent disclosures of confidential information, and other cyber-related risks, as well as legal and ethical requirements and best practices to stay ahead of emerging threats. For details and to register, telephone 1-800-497-2253, email khoffner@pacle.org, or visit the following web address.

Sep 6, 2019

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will co-present a CLE seminar for the Virginia Bar Association with Dennis Quinn, partner, Carr Maloney on “Ways to Avoid Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethics Violations,” Friday, Sept. 6, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The seminar, which provides 2.0 hours of MCLE Ethics Credit, will be held at the Virginia Bar Association, 105 Whitewood Road, Charlottesville. The program is intended to give law firms an overview of the most common legal malpractice claims (and related risks, such as cyber, management, and employment-related claims), and how to avoid them. The seminar also will be available by Webcast simultaneously on Sept. 6 and rebroadcast on Friday, Sept. 20, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The seminar will also be accessible by telephone on the same dates and times as the Webcasts, as well as on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.vacle.org

Prior Events

Oct 19, 2011
On Friday, October 21, 2011 at 8:30 am, Dan Knise, of Ames & Gough, will moderate a panel  discussion about the  State of the Professional Liability Insurance Market-- Is it getting better or worse?
Oct 6, 2011

Eileen Garczynski, vice president of Ames & Gough and co-leader of the firm’s law firm initiative, will serve as a panelist during a CLE seminar for attorneys, “Ethics Issues for the FCC Practitioner.”  The seminar will held on Thursday, October 6, from 6:00 to 8:15 p.m at the law offices of Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street NW, Washington, DC.

 

Presented by the Professional Responsibility Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA), the seminar will provide a primer on traditional rules of professional conduct from the perspective of practicing attorneys in the communications law field. Topics include: legal ethics governing an attorney’s FCC practice; the attorney-client relationship; malpractice risks, including conflicts associated with simultaneous representations, and the federal and state disciplinary process. In addition to Ms. Garczynski, David Ross Rosenfeld, of the Law office of David Ross Rosenfeld, a nationally recognized authority on legal ethics and professional responsibility, will serve as a panelist. Howard Weiss of Fletcher, Head & Hildreth, P.L.C., will serve as moderator.

 

For additional information or to arrange attendance, contact Kerry Loughney of FCBA by email at Kerry@fcba.org or Eileen Garczynski at egarczynski@amesgough.com.

 

Oct 6, 2011

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Eileen Garczynski, vice president of Ames & Gough and co-leader of the firm’s law firm initiative, will serve as a panelist during a CLE seminar for attorneys, “Ethics Issues for the FCC Practitioner,” to be held in Washington, DC, Thursday, October 6, from 6:00 to 8:15 p.m.  The location will be announced.

 

The seminar, presented by the Professional Responsibility Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) will provide a primer on traditional rules of professional conduct, from the perspective of practicing attorneys in the communications law field.   Topics include:  legal ethics governing an attorney’s FCC practice, the attorney-client relationship, malpractice risks including conflicts associated with simultaneous representations, and the federal and state disciplinary process.  In addition to Ms. Garczynsky, David Ross Rosenfeld, of the Law office of David Ross Rosenfeld, a nationally recognized authority on legal ethics and professional responsibility, will serve as a panelist.  Howard Weiss of Fletcher, Head & Hildreth, P.L.C., will serve as moderator.  

 

For more details email Eileen Garczynski.

 

Sep 29, 2011

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The seminar, presented by the Professional Responsibility Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) will provide a primer on traditional rules of professional conduct, from the perspective of practicing attorneys in the communications law field.   Topics include:  legal ethics governing an attorney’s FCC practice, the attorney-client relationship, malpractice risks including conflicts associated with simultaneous representations, and the federal and state disciplinary process.  In addition to Ms. Garczynsky, David Ross Rosenfeld, of the Law office of David Ross Rosenfeld, a nationally recognized authority on legal ethics and professional responsibility, will serve as a panelist.  Howard Weiss of Fletcher, Head & Hildreth, P.L.C., will serve as moderator.  

 

For more information email Eileen Garczynski.

Sep 27, 2011

Eileen Garczynski, Esq., of Ames & Gough, will be presenting a seminar on topics geared towards the administrators point of view on topics such as are attorneys meeting state bar requirements, how to properly report a claim, and how to avoid malpractice.

Sep 27, 2011

Eileen Garczynski, Esq., of Ames & Gough, will discuss a variety of topics including: the value of retainer agreements, trust accounting, rules for getting new attorneys admitted to the DC Bar, as well as good thingsto look for in a professional malpractice policy. For more information email Eileen Garczynski.

Sep 15, 2011

Matt Gough and Mike Heatwole, both of Ames & Gough will be presenting Contracts- the top five issues to be on the lookout for and Construction Phase Risk Management- what you say and do on the jobsite could affect you.

Sep 14, 2011

Dan Knise, of Ames & Gough, will present a seminar on the Total Cost of Risk.

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