October 2016 Archives

ABA report reveals subtle shifts in pattern of legal malpractice

Since 1985, the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability has released a much-anticipated report, the Profile of Legal Malpractice, every four years. For those unfamiliar with this publication, it provides a detailed examination of the current landscape in this complex area of the law and valuable insight into how it might change going forward.

What are an attorney's duties concerning damages awarded?

When a person retains the services of an attorney to handle a civil matter, like a personal injury case, one of the primary objectives is to secure damages for any injuries endured as a result of the defendant's negligence. For example, people who hire an attorney following a motor vehicle accident do so in the hopes that he or she can help secure damages to cover things like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.

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