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How to Avoid Legal Malpractice

The ABA recently published an article for solo practitioners and small firms regarding advice for avoiding legal malpractice claims (hat tip: NY Attorney Malpractice Blog).

According to the article, small firms and solo practitioners are most likely to face a malpractice claim:

Solos and small-firm attorneys find themselves particularly vulnerable to charges of malpractice. According to the American Bar Association, most malpractice suits are filed against lawyers in firms with one to five attorneys. Without the information technology departments, big administrative budgets and large numbers of support personnel that large law firms have at their disposal, solos and small firms must be creative and proactive when it comes to anticipating and preventing malpractice suits.

The article then outlines tips for avoiding malpractice claims and provides advice in the event that you are sued. 

All in all, a good read.  Take a few minutes and read it--you won't regret it.


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