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What is Legal Malpractice?

By Robert Ross |

WHAT IS “LEGAL MALPRACTICE”? The term “legal malpractice” refers to the professional negligence of an attorney within an attorney-client relationship. Less formally, “legal malpractice” occurs when an attorney acts negligently in the course of representing a client. It is a form of negligence, which is a┬átort (a “civil wrong”). Strictly speaking, legal malpractice is… Read More »

Every “Mistake” A Lawyer Makes is Not Malpractice (Part 1 of 2)

By Robert Ross |

We’ve spent a lot of time on this blog discussing attorney malpractice and the legal tests to establish it. This week, we’re taking a short break to discuss some of the things that do not usually qualify as malpractice (aka “professional negligence”). The items and actions discussed this week may combine with other actions… Read More »

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