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When Does a Lawyer Owe a Duty of Care to Non-Clients?

By Robert Ross |

GENERALLY, ATTORNEYS OWE NO PROFESSIONAL DUTY TO NON-CLIENTS. The general rule in California (and elsewhere) is that while attorneys owe a professional duty to their clients, and may be held legally liable for a breach of that duty, attorneys owe no such duty to people and entities they do not represent. Since duty is a mandatory… Read More »

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