Top Ten Legal Malpractice Triggers

By Benita on May 15, 2013//Leave a comment
woman holding an open file in front of a filing cabinet

Concerned about legal ethics? Below is a list of the top ten reasons for legal malpractice claims. Be sure to take note and avoid these mistakes!


1. Missing filing deadlines
2. Failing to recognize substance abuse or stress
3. Poor client communication
4. Ineffective client screening
5. Failing to understand the law
6. Conflicts of interest
7. Inappropriate involvement with a client, such as becoming an investor or a creditor
8. Failing to document legal work
9. Suing a client to collect a fee
10. Failing to identify someone as a client


Full article published in the California Bar Journal

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