Legal Malpractice Defense: Our group is staffed with attorneys that have significant experience defending legal malpractice cases in New York and New Jersey. From time to time, we prosecute legal malpractice cases; doing so strengthens our ability to act as defense counsel by having a better sense of the lawyer’s vulnerability to common plaintiffs’ themes in malpractice cases and how to deal with them. On an as-needed basis depending on the underlying subject matter, we will team up with CSG’s numerous practice groups to ensure a proper and thorough examination of the event out of which the claim originated, as well as an understanding of the applicable law.
Led by CSG’s General Counsel, our Professional Liability Defense Group provides presentations on legal malpractice updates in the law, as well as loss prevention techniques – topics on which our professionals have frequently presented.
Ethics Defense and Counseling: CSG has experience at all phases of the disciplinary system in New Jersey, which is overseen by the New Jersey Supreme Court, with the Disciplinary Review Board, Office of Attorney Ethics and volunteer District Ethics Committees throughout the State all charged with investigating, prosecuting and hearing ethics complaints, and/or reviewing recommendations for discipline imposed by hearing panels established by the District Ethics Committees.
In addition to representing those charged with violations of the Rules of Professional Responsibility, we also serve as ethics counsel to law firms or companies seeking advice relating to the Rules of Professional Conduct. We also provide written ethics opinions where appropriate.