DOES YOUR LAWYER WEAR TOO MANY HATS?

While the notion of lawyers wearing wigs to court has no place in modern American jurisprudence, there is always a danger of a lawyer wearing too many hats.  A lawyer, however experienced and competent, may find themselves in legal trouble for assuming too many roles as advocate and counselor, resulting in financial detriment to their…

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Statute of Limitations in Legal Malpractice Cases

Attorneys are required to provide their clients with quality legal services. Some attorneys, however, fall far short in this area. When an attorney fails to provide a client with the level of service required by law, the client may file a legal malpractice lawsuit. Legal malpractice occurs when an attorney’s failure to provide service that…

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Lawyer writing through legal fees.

Legal Fee Disputes: 7 Things Clients Should Know

People in the U.S. spend over $100 billion in legal fees each year. Most of these legal fees are collected by ethical attorneys. Unfortunately, however, some lawyers take advantage of their clients by charging them more than what is warranted under the circumstances. A client who believes that his or her attorney’s legal fees are…

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Attorney going over legal malpractice case with client.

Elements of a Legal Malpractice Case

Legal malpractice occurs when an attorney’s failure to act in a way that is consistent with the legal profession’s standard of care causes harm to a client. In order to prevail in a legal malpractice case, a person must prove the following elements:  The existence of an attorney-client relationship The first thing an individual must…

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