David Atkins

David Atkins

Pullman & Comley, LLC

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Has your law firm considered a cost effective way of meeting the new Connecticut CLE requirements?

As you know, effective January 1, 2017, every active Connecticut licensed attorney will be required to complete at least 12 credit hours of continuing legal education each year. Of the 12 hours, at least two of the hours...more

9/13/2016 - Continuing Legal Education Professional Liability

ALERT: New York Appellate Court Recognizes In-Firm Privilege

July 7, 2016 David P. Atkins On June 30, 2016, the New York State Appellate Division for the First Department (Manhattan) issued a significant decision on the scope of the so-called in-firm attorney-client privilege....more

7/7/2016 - Appeals Attorney Malpractice Attorney-Client Privilege Corporate Counsel Discovery Email Ethics

Alert: Law Firms May Have Duty To Warn Clients of Possible Insurance Coverage

A recent decision by a New York State Appellate Court has again reminded law firm risk managers of a possible law firm obligation to clients, especially those recently served with a lawsuit. The Court held that defense...more

6/15/2016 - Attorney Malpractice Conversion D&O Insurance Duty to Warn Failure To Inquire Fraud Insurance Litigation Policy Exclusions

Law Alert: Recent Connecticut Supreme Court Decision Demonstrates Importance of "End of Representation" Terms in Engagement...

In its recent decision in Flannery v. Singer Asset Finance Co., LLC, 312 Conn. 286 (2014), the Connecticut Supreme Court provided a perfect illustration of how important it is for a law firm to have in place a mechanism for...more

7/14/2014 - Client Services Contract Interpretation Engagement Letters Statute of Limitations

Guidance From The Adjective Police: The Do’s And Don’ts of Attorney Advertising In Connecticut

Regulatory Review of Attorney Advertising in Connecticut - Since July 1, 2007, the Statewide Grievance Committee has had two principal ways to address concerns about attorney advertising. First, under Practice Book...more

7/25/2013 - Advertising Ethics Law Practice Management Required Documentation

Law Firm Internal Privilege: Update

If you attended our law firm risk managers' lunch forum in April, you will recall that two closely-watched cases - one in Georgia the other in Massachusetts - were then pending, involving the scope of the attorney - privilege...more

7/15/2013 - Attorney-Client Privilege Confidential Communications Work Product Privilege

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