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9/25/2019 » 9/27/2019
2019 PLDF Annual Meeting

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The Professional Liability Defense Federation™ is a not-for-profit organization designed to bring together attorneys, claims professionals and risk management specialists to share expertise and information helpful to the successful defense of professional liability claims.

Malpractice claims affecting different professions often present common procedural rule and substantive law elements. Although standard of care evidence differs among the professions, skills learned in the defense of one profession are often transferable to others. PLDF’s goal is to harness this expertise in one organization devoted solely to improving the management and defense of professional liability claims. To accomplish its mission PLDF publishes the journal Professional Liability Defense Quarterly, sponsors an annual meeting offering valuable law development seminars and member connection opportunities, offers amicus support in important appellate proceedings, produces news summaries of national malpractice case developments, and facilitates confidential communications among members.  


PLDF Financial Professionals Committee to Host Discussion on "Millennial Jurors"

The face of today's juries is quickly changing with the addition of millennials to the juror box. What makes them tick? What are their perspectives on awards? What is the best way to help them understand the in's and out's of a case? Join the PLDF Financial Professionals Committee for a quick conversation about these newest members of the jury pool.

RSVP today to take part in this discussion.

Board of Directors

The PLDF Board of Directors recently held their Annual Planning Retreat in Santa Monica. The Board developed a list of goals and strategies for 2019. If you are interested in volunteering to help with social media, marketing, developing a social service project at the annual meeting, sharing brief updates on case law, etc., please contact the PLDF office at or 309-222-8947.

Annual Meeting

The 2019 PLDF Annual Meeting will be held September 25-27 at the W Chicago Lakeshore. The call for presentations will soon be sent. If you are interested in volunteering at the Annual Meeting, please contact the PLDF office.

Interested in past presentations? Follow this link to access our 2018 Annual Meeting Presentations.


Professional Liability Defense Quarterly

The Fall 2018 edition of Professional Liability Defense Quarterly has been published and is available for download at "Defense Quarterly" under "Resources" on the toolbar above. Content in the Quarterly includes:

  • Use of Rooker-Feldman And Res Judicata In Defending Federal Lawsuits Brought Against Attorneys Arising From Litigation In State Court | Written By: Alice Sherren, James J. Sipchen, And Donald Patrick Eckler; 
  • Architects and Engineers Limitation of Liability Clauses | Written By: Glen R. Olson And Jonathan Rizzardi; 
  • Bring The Claims Professional With You | Written By: Don Eodice; 
  • An Inspirational Story About “Getting Back Up” | Written By: Rod Cate And Jason Jobe; 
  • Coverage For Cyber Attacks Case Law Update - And How Professional Liability Coverage May Be Affected | Written By: Michael D. Handler; 
  • The Purpose And Limitations of The Peer Review Privilege | Written By: Stuart T. O’Neal and Nicole C. Freiler; 
  • Malpractice Claims Against Accountants Will Fail Unless Supported By Expert Testimony On Every Essential Point | Written By: Paul Boylan;
  • Practicing Well: Unplugging 101 | Written By: Patty Beck, and;
  • President’s Message | Written by: Jason Jobe


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