From March 2020 to present many Presentations have been canceled or postponed due to COVID. Frank Beltran speaks annually or co-chairs legal seminars and conferences on topics addressing ethics, legal malpractice and professionalism. The American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and Atlanta Bar Association are among the organizations that invite Frank to make presentations. Below is a list of some of his recent presentations.

Legal Malpractice Seminars and Conferences

Professionalism, Ethics & Malpractice Seminar
Atlanta, GA

Statewide Satellite Broadcast
December 6, 2019
Topics: Update on Legal Malpractice Law and Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine: Communications with Auditors and Other Accountants
Program Chair: Jeffrey M. Smith, Greenberg Traurig LLP, Atlanta, GA
Comments: Frank has spoken annually at this seminar for over 25 years. Jeffrey M. Smith originated and co-authored the now five-volume treatise Legal Malpractice with Ronald E. Mallen. Jeff introduced Frank Beltran at the 2014 seminar noting that: “Frank Beltran … has written a compendium that … is not only a superb seminar material, it’s a book."

Abusive Litigation Seminar
Atlanta, GA

Video Feed to Savannah and South Georgia area
February 6, 2020
Co-Chairs: Frank J. Beltran, The Beltran Firm, Atlanta, GA and Kim M. Jackson, Bovis, Kyle, Burch and Medlin, LLC, Atlanta, GA
Comments: Frank has chaired or co-chaired this seminar annually for over 25 years. Speakers and panel members include former Governor Hon. Roy E. Barnes, Georgia Supreme Court Justices, Court of Appeals Judges, Trial Court Judges, Law Professors and Experienced Trial Lawyers who represent both plaintiffs and defendants.

CLE by the Hour
Atlanta, GA
February 3, 2016
Topic: Ethics
Seminar Chair: William Michael D’Antignac, Deitch & Rogers LLC, Atlanta, GA
Title: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure for Bar Complaints and Lawsuits Against You
Comments: In this Atlanta Bar Association seminar held at Alston & Bird, Frank covers ethics and steps lawyers can take to prevent legal malpractice lawsuits and bar complaints.

ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference
Scottsdale, AZ

September 16-18, 2015
Title: Be the Fireman: How to Pour Water on the Fire of Punitive Damages
Panel: Moderator Shari L. Klevens, Partner and Deputy General Counsel, Dentons US LLP, Washington, DC; Frank J. Beltran, The Beltran Firm, Atlanta, GA; Laura B. Frankel, Consulting Director, CNA, Chicago, IL; Rachel T. Nguyen, Loss Prevention Counsel, ALAS, Inc., Chicago, IL.
Comments: : “Punitive damages are not typically covered by professional liability insurance but the possibility looms large for attorneys facing actions involving allegations of fraud, dishonesty, malice, or intentional conduct.” To read more about the ABA conference, please click here.

Medical and Legal Malpractice

Legal Malpractice Claims and Prevention Seminar “From the Specialists”
Atlanta, GA

January 10, 2014
Topic: Evaluating Claims
Seminar Chair: J. Randolph Evans, Dentons US LLP, Atlanta & Washington, DC
Comments: This seminar was held at the Georgia State Bar Association's Annual Winter Meeting. In addition to Frank, the other specialists/speakers on legal malpractice claims and prevention were J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens, Dentons US LLP, Atlanta, GA & Washington, DC, and co-authors of Georgia Legal Malpractice Law; John C. Rogers, Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP, Atlanta, GA; Christine L. Mast, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP, Atlanta, GA; and Susan W. Cox, Edenfield Cox Bruce & Classens PC, Statesboro, GA.

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