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In the Beginning... and Before: Ethical Considerations at the Outset of Representation

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This is a two part lecture discussing the professional responsibilities of an attorney prior to representation.

The first part of the lecture will discuss solicitation and barratry including ambulance chasing, rules of professional conduct, consequences, and enforcement.

The second part will be a discussion on the importance of engagement letters, what they need to contain, and how they can be used to reduce the risk of malpractice claims.

Lecturer Bios

Alexandra Yamron, Esq.

Alexandra Yamron is an In-House Trial Attorney at a top insurance company in Austin. She has over ten years of experience handling insurance defense cases including personal injury, property damage, transportation, municipality litigation, insurance coverage, nursing home, and medical malpractice.

She has successfully tried multiple cases to jury verdict in both Illinois and Texas.

Donald Patrick Eckler, Esq.

Donald Patrick Eckler is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP’s Chicago office. He is a highly experienced litigator who focuses his practice on defending lawyers, accountants, insurance brokers, and other professionals in a variety of civil disputes in state and federal courts across Illinois and Indiana. His practice ranges from representing insurers in coverage disputes to defending professionals, businesses, and tort defendants in complex litigation.

Mr. Eckler’s commercial litigation experience involves complex contract disputes and class-action lawsuits. His coverage practice for insurers and the insured involves commercial general liability and personal lines policies, issues involving the duty to defend and indemnify, bad faith, and the application of exclusions.

His tort defense work spans the representations of product manufacturers and distributors, trucking and transportation clients, and premises owners.

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