Pro Bono Barrister: Kings Inn panel to bring ‘good’ and ‘bad’ news to lien conflicts
Query: Why is the next CLE-accredited session of the Kings County American Inn of Court titled “Lien on Us: The Good News and the Bad News?”
Good question. Every attorney who has settled, or won a verdict in, a case wherein health providers claim they are deserving of a certain portion of the proceeds knows the pitfalls inherent when resolving knotty liens, which can present surprising and unpleasant complications.
Even the most experienced trial lawyer knows that shudder of discomfort that takes control when he or she receives a “lien letter” long after the case has been “paid out.”
So, when group leaders Justice Barry Kamins and Paul Weitz lead their panel in an in-depth discussion of the “Good News” and “Bad News” of developments in various lien regulations and statutes on Tuesday, April 29, they will enjoy the rapt attention of Inn members, especially those who have experienced firsthand the special challenges that arise when the “Bad News” arrives.