Course DescriptionThe recent pandemic has created a number of challenges that can lead to lawyers being sued for malpractice for breaching their ethical duties. In this program, Dallas lawyer Robert Tobey will cover the key ethical issues that can lead to a malpractice lawsuit and give attorneys valuable tips on addressing potential issues before it is too late. Topics covered include multi-client representation, fee issues, conflicts of interest, issues regarding remote work, scope of representation, clients vs. non-clients, and mental health issues among lawyers.
Meet the Lecturer(s)
Robert is Board Certified in Consumer and Commercial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. More than any other specialization, this one requires a broad knowledge of civil law. Robert serves as the 2020 President of the Dallas Bar Association, an honor that speaks volumes about the respect he commands from his peers in the Dallas legal community. A 1980 graduate of the University of Texas School of law, Robert began his undergraduate work at Southern Methodist University and graduated as a finance major (B.S. in Economics) from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was associated with two law firms before joining Randy Johnston in a litigation practice in 1987. Perhaps Robert’s best recommendation is the testimonial he received from a client who was defrauded by an investment company until Robert made it right. n 2020, Robert was named to the Lawdragon 500, which annually recognizes the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. He also earned selection as Lawyer of the Year in Legal Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Dallas/Fort Worth in 2020 by Best Lawyers in America. The Best Lawyers in America has recognized Robert every year since 2013 in its annual edition in the areas of Commercial Litigation, as well as Legal Malpractice Law and Professional Malpractice Law for both plaintiffs and defendants. Robert has been featured among the Texas Super Lawyers in 2003-2020 by Thomson Reuters, and earned Top 100 rankings statewide in 2015 and Top 100 in Dallas/Fort Worth in 2014-2015 and 2017. D Magazine and his peers voted him among the Best Lawyers in Dallas from 2013-2020. Robert has been assigned the highest AV rating by Martindale Hubbell and a superb 10.0 rating by Avvo. For the past decade, Robert has been involved with a number of legal industry organizations. He currently serves as President of the Dallas Bar Association and served as Co-Chair of the Equal Access to Justice Campaign (2014-15), and as Chair of the Trials Skills Section (2015), the CLE Committee (2015), the Judiciary Committee (2014), the Transition to Law Committee (2013), the Bench Bar Committee (2012), the Tort and Insurance Practice Section (2011) and the Business Litigation Section (2010). Robert also serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Greater Dallas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.