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Marian C. Rice

L'Abbate, Balkan, Colavita & Contini, L.L.P.

Garden City, NY, USA


Ms. Rice is a partner at L’Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP where she chairs the Attorney Liability Practice Group.  For more than 35 years, Ms. Rice has concentrated her practice on the representation of attorneys. Ms. Rice holds the AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability, has been designated a Super Lawyer annually since 2008 and was assigned a “superb” AVVO rating. In 2012, Long Island Business News named Ms. Rice as one of the 50 most influential women on Long Island.

Ms. Rice is the Chair of the New York State Bar Association Law Practice Management

Committee, a member of the NYSBA Bar Journal editorial board, an appointee to the NYSBA Committee on Technology and the Legal Profession and an alternate to the NYSBA Nominating Committee. In addition to having authored an ethics  column for the American Bar Association Law Practice Management Magazine, Ms. Rice is a Past President of the 5,000 member Nassau County Bar Association, the largest suburban bar association in the country. In 2014, Ms. Rice was awarded the NCBA President’s Award and in 2015, she was honored by the St. John’s Law School Alumni Nassau Chapter.

Ms. Rice served as a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer's Professional Liability from 2009 through 2012 and was Chair of the New York State Bar Association - Committee for Insurance Programs from 2008 to 2013. Ms. Rice is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society; the Defense Association of New York and the Defense Research Institute.

Ms. Rice has contributed to numerous publications and newsletters, including the New York Law Journal, BNA, the NYSBA Bar Journal and Nassau Lawyer, and has lectured extensively for the Professional Liability Underwriting Society, the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer’s Professional Liability, PLI, the National Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference, the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, the NYSBA, the New York City Bar and the American Conference Institute, as well as for various law firms, insurers, law schools and trade associations, on diverse topics related to the representation of attorneys in every aspect of civil litigation, disciplinary matters and risk management.

Ms. Rice graduated from St. John's University School of Law in 1979 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham College at Fordham University in 1976. She was admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of New York in 1980 and is also admitted before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Marian C. Rice is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Ethical and Liability Risks for Trust and Estate Attorneys in Their Roles as Fiduciaries and Beneficiaries - 49th Annual Estate Planning Institute, Monday, September 24, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs 49th Annual Estate Planning Institute, Tuesday, October 02, 2018, New York, NY
Web Segment  Web Segment Estate Planning: Attorneys as Beneficiaries and/or Fiduciaries - 49th Annual Estate Planning Institute, Wednesday, October 03, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Estate Planning: Attorneys as Beneficiaries and/or Fiduciaries - Estate Planning: Attorneys as Beneficiaries and/or Fiduciaries, Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Estate Planning: Attorneys as Beneficiaries and/or Fiduciaries - Estate Planning: Attorneys as Beneficiaries and/or Fiduciaries, Wednesday, October 03, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Estate Planning: Attorneys as Beneficiaries and/or Fiduciaries - Estate Planning: Attorneys as Beneficiaries and/or Fiduciaries, Wednesday, October 03, 2018
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