Section Newsletter Articles on Legal Malpractice
Avoiding legal malpractice claims
Young Lawyers Division
, February 2016
A look at the common (and easily correctable!) mistakes that young lawyers make that could result in a malpractice claim.
Establishing actual damages in legal malpractice cases
General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm
, July 2009
What happens when the attorney has been retained to defend a lawsuit and, due to malpractice, misses a defense that results in a judgment being entered against the client? Assuming the client does not have the funds to pay the judgment, has the client suffered actual damages as a result of the attorney’s malpractice? A look at the recent case of Fox v. Seiden.
‘Know thy enemy and know thyself’
Bench and Bar
, April 2009
As a recent decision by the Illinois Appellate Court demonstrates, failure to know—and properly name—your party-opponent can have drastic and even fatal consequences.