2023 Legal Malpractice Update

Date: Mar 25, 2023 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Event Code: I054623

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Earn up to 4.2 credits, including 4.2 in Ethics! (More Information)




Scott B. Piekarsky, Esq.
Offit Kurman, Hackensack


David Marc Freeman
David Marc Freeman, E Brunswick
Henry Klingeman
Klingeman Cerimele, Attorneys, Morristown
Ryan Moriarty
Office of Attorney Ethics, West Trenton
Emeka Nkwuo, Esq.
Lomurro Law, Freehold
is a Partner in Lomurro, Munson, Comer, Brown & Schottland, LLC in Freehold, New Jersey, and a trial attorney who focuses in criminal and civil litigation. In his criminal practice he represents clients who are charged with offenses in criminal, municipal and juvenile court; and in his civil practice he represents clients who were injured due to the negligence of others.

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Mr. Nkwuo formerly served as an assistant public defender in Monmouth County, where he represented clients charged with offenses in criminal court and also served as the public defender in Monmouth County Drug Court. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Monmouth Bar Association and its Diversity Committee, and the District IX Ethics Committee. He is a Trustee of the New Jersey Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Mr. Nkwuo is a member of the Haydn Proctor American Inn of Court and has lectured at the New Jersey Association of Justice’s Boardwalk Seminar. He is the recipient of several honors.

Mr. Nkwuo received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Widener University School of Law. He clerked for the Honorable Richard W. English, J.S.C., Criminal Division, Monmouth County.
Thomas Paschos
Thomas Paschos, Haddonfield
John L. Slimm, Esq.
Marshall Dennehey, Mount Laurel

Every year, an increasing number of New Jersey attorneys find themselves facing ethical issues - often without realizing they were inadvertently in violation. And, as a result, the body of law pertaining to legal malpractice continues to develop as well.
Avoid becoming another statistic--gain knowledge on how to effectively protect against ethics grievances and legal malpractice in 2023.

With this year’s program, our speakers will touch upon reviewing the merits of a potential legal malpractice case, the recent Wade case, dealing with the difficult client, exposure of the criminal defense bar to legal malpractice, attorney client privilege and legal malpractice, and once again, we will culminate the program with a legal malpractice demonstration. What you learn will help you to protect both yourself and others from potentially damaging malpractice and ethical claims.


CLE Credits
NJ CLE:NJ CLE information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.2 hours of total CLE credit, including 4.2 in Ethics (Full Credits Available: NJ Ethics: 4.2).
NY CLE (t&nt):NY Ethics Transitional: 4.0
PA CLE:PA Ethics Credit: 3.5
New: No PACLE fee is required for this program. To earn PA CLE credits, a valid PA Bar ID number must be entered into the CLE form provided after attending the program.

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