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“Judgmental Immunity” in Legal Malpractice

By Robert Ross |

WHAT IS THE JUDGMENTAL IMMUNITY DEFENSE ? The “judgmental immunity doctrine” protects attorneys from liability for legal malpractice in many cases involving unsettled points of law. Courts do not expect, or require, lawyers to predict how a court will settle or resolve an unsettled issue or point of law. As a result, if a lawyer makes… Read More »

What is the Judgmental Immunity Doctrine?

By Robert Ross |

In certain malpractice or professional negligence cases, attorneys may claim “judgmental immunity.” If proven and applicable, the judgmental immunity doctrine may provide a defense to a plaintiff’s malpractice claims against the attorney.   ELEMENTS OF THE JUDGMENTAL IMMUNITY DOCTRINE The “Judgmental Immunity Doctrine” states that: (a) Lawyers are not legally required, or expected, to… Read More »

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