Legal Malpractice: And Other Claims Against Your Lawyer

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9781572480322: Legal Malpractice: And Other Claims Against Your Lawyer

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These two books are written by lawyers for people who have a quarrel with the way an attorney has handled a legal matter on their behalf. They discuss what constitutes malpractice and how to take action. Herskowitz's effort is basic and logical. She works through the primary causes of conflict between clients and their counsel, with discussions on financial misconduct, ineffective assistance of counsel, conflict of interest, and contractual breaches. There are plain language definitions and brief, practical examples of specific instances of attorney wrongdoing. The American Bar Association's Model Code of Professional Responsibility is reproduced, along with the malpractice laws of selected states. Mad at Your Lawyer covers the same territory in greater depth. For example, both books have chapters on conflicts of interest. But in addition to defining the issue and presenting examples, as Herskowitz does, Starnes offers a table of state regulations and cases governing lawyers' sexual relations with clients and a chart of state rules in regard to lawyers advancing money to clients. There are sample letters to be used to obtain files in the possession of a lawyer and an excellent discussion of fee arrangements. Legal Malpractice may be adequate for those seeking a nutshell approach, but Mad at Your Lawyer gives more bang for the buck and is recommended for most legal self-help collections.?Joan Pedzich, Harris, Beach & Wilcox, Rochester,
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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In the last 30 years, the number of lawyers has nearly tripled, and in the next 10 that number is expected to increase again by as much as a third. Given this many attorneys, it should come as no surprise that not every client is going to be completely satisfied with the legal service he or she has been given. To date, there has been little popularly available information about what recourse one might have in such situations. Attorney Herskowitz, author of Legal Research Made Easy (1995), spells out the five different types of claims (malpractice, breach of contract, conflict of interest, ineffective assistance, and financial misconduct) that one can make against one's lawyer and shows how to pursue each one. Those persons distrustful of the legal profession often turn to libraries for information. This book will help. David Rouse

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