Kendra Basner Authors Article in ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct

October 19, 2015

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP partner Kendra L. Basner in Hinshaw's San Francisco office and member of the Lawyers for the Profession® group, authored "Location, Location, Location: What's the Best Venue for Malpractice Claims?" for the ABA/BNA Lawyers' manual on Professional Conduct. The article summarizes the panel on the topic for the ABA's recent National Legal Malpractice Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ms. Basner discusses various factors that go into deciding the best venue for malpractice claims. These factors include the pros and cons of arbitration, choosing between a federal and state court, exploring whether a legal malpractice action fares better before a judge, jury or arbitrators and deciding the value of including an arbitration provision in an agreement for legal services.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.

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