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2020 Webinar: Simple Advice for Complex Times: The Top 5 Pieces of Advice Insurers Can Give to Their Law Firm Insureds

April 21, 2020 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Professional Liability Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar on April 21, 2020,  at 12:00 p.m. Central Time titled: Simple Advice for Complex Times: The Top 5 Pieces of Advice Insurers Can Give to Their Law Firm Insureds. CLE credit is available for this webinar.

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Tired of the noise and endless summaries of the news regarding COVID-19 trumped as advice? Our webinar will offer straightforward and timely advice on what law firms should be doing to survive and thrive in these challenging times. We will provide hands-on, practical advice that your insureds can implement immediately. We will also provide you with a concise summary of the key take-aways that you can share with them.


JEFFREY S. HENGEVELD is a shareholder in the Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, office of ALFA International member firm, Plunkett Cooney, and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He is a trial attorney who focuses his practice primarily in the area of professional liability and consumer litigation. He serves as Co-Leader of the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group and regularly defends attorneys, accountants, and other professionals in malpractice actions.  He also regularly advises attorneys and accountants on ethical issues and licensing matters, including answering a legal and ethical hotline for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.  He is a published author on the issue of accounting standards and fraud deterrence and on professional liability insurance coverage.  He was awarded an AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell and named a Top Lawyer in Legal Malpractice Law by dbusiness Magazine and a “Rising Star” by Michigan Super Lawyers.  He received his B.A. from Michigan State University and his J.D. magna cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.

RALPH L. MARCHBANK, JR. is a 30 plus year partner at the ALFA International firm of Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A. in Sarasota, Florida. His practice areas include medical negligence; and legal malpractice defense; products liability; auto and trucking liability; premise liability; and insurance coverage litigation. He has tried well over 100 jury trials including medical negligence and legal malpractice claims. Ralph is a past President of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (past Florida Bar representative); the International Association of Defense Counsel; the Defense Research Institute; the American Bar Association; past Master of the Sarasota County Chapter of the American Inns of Court; and involved in other professional organizations. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1980.

CHRISTINE L. MAST is the Practice Group Chair of ALFA International’s Professional Liability Practice Group. She is a senior partner at Hawkins Parnell & Young LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. Christine defends attorneys and other legal professionals in all types of claims including legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair debt collection practices, fraud, securities violations, defamation, and racketeering. She also represents insurance agents and brokers, appraisers, surveyors and a variety of other professionals. Christine also counsels and defends professionals in disciplinary and regulatory investigations, and handles insurance coverage disputes and business litigation matters. Christine lectures regularly on the subjects of malpractice avoidance, ethics, abusive litigation, and trial tactics. She was noted as Best Lawyers® 2015 Legal Malpractice Defense “Lawyer of the Year” in Georgia and is included in the Top 50 Women Lawyers and Top 100 Attorneys by Georgia Super Lawyers. She holds an undergraduate degree from University of Illinois and a law degree from University of North Carolina.


April 21, 2020
12:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Taylor Doherty
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