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Professional Regulatory Alert: Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Regulators Have Broad Authority and Discretion to Fulfill Mandate

by Field Law on

In its recent decision of Green v. Law Society of Manitoba, 2017 SCC 20, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that professional regulatory organizations will be granted deference when they enact general rules or bylaws to...more

When Does a Claim for Legal Malpractice Accrue in the Litigation Context

The long understood rule of law in Florida is that a cause of action for legal malpractice accrues in the litigation context when the litigation is concluded by a final judgment, and the final judgment becomes final when the...more

The Lawyers' Lawyer Newsletter - Recent Developments in Risk Management - June 2016

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Disqualification — Substantially Related Matters — Waiver of Conflict by Lack of Diligence in Seeking Disqualification - State of Minnesota, et al v. 3M Company, Hennepin County (Minn.), Court File No. 27-CV-10-28862...more

CA Supreme Court Expands Scope of Lawyers’ Statute of Limitations to Non-Legal Malpractice Claims – Confusion Predicted for Law...

In Lee v. Hanley (S220775 – Filed 8/20/2015), the California Supreme Court clarified the meaning of Code of Civil Procedure section 340.6 by holding that its limitations period applies to claims against attorneys “whose...more

No Attorney Disbarment In NJ for Misappropriation of Law Firm Funds

by Wilson Elser on

As we are taught in law school, and as some members of the public find hard to believe, attorneys are held to the highest ethical standards. One of the surest ways for an attorney to secure his or her disbarment is to...more

Accountant And Attorney Liability Newsbrief - Winter 2014

by LeClairRyan on

In This Issue: - Offshore Disclosure Programs—A Trap for CPAs? - Superior Court Imposes Sanctions for Withholding Documents in Discovery - Expert Witness Faces Personal Liability for Professional Malpractice - U.S....more

Feathers start to fly over upcoming book about why lawyers suck

by Melody A. Kramer on

Today has been an interesting day for the “Why Lawyers Suck and What You Can Do About It” book project. First thing this morning I got a phone call from someone passionately supportive of this project and everything it...more

Law Firm with Inaccurate Billing Records Receives Nothing for Its Efforts

Woodland Hills Attorney Barry P. Goldberg warns his colleagues to have believable and accurate time records or risk receiving no compensation whatsoever from a reviewing court. Since the California Court of Appeal did not...more

Want to hire a cheap lawyer, watch out! (Part 2)

by George Bourguignon on

If you are in decision making process of which attorney or law firm to hire, this post informs you of an important point that will help you make that decision. So before you engage that all important counsel, you should read...more

Zero Tolerance for eFiling Errors from Oregon Law Practice Management

by Beverly Michaelis on

How to avoid committing legal malpractice when filing court documents electronically....more

INFORMATION ON ATTORNEY-CLIENT FEE AFTER ARBITRATION

by Paul Parks on

THIS DOCUMENT COVERS:Information Regarding Rights After Attorney-Client Fee Arbitration (Alternative Dispute Resolution) ...more

KEEP TIME AND OTHER RECORDS

by Jon Probstein on

The importance of keeping accurate time records and office procedure records are highlighted when the issue of service is brought up before a tribunal, not to mention the dictates of the Code of Professional Conduct and your...more

The "I Never Received It In The Mail" Defense - New York Law

by Jon Probstein on

There are certain rules regarding the presumption of mailing in New York and they are quite detailed and may not followed by law offices and their clients. Here they are....more

Helping Witnesses Remember More

Basic psychological research shows that you can help your eye witnesses to remember more using a simple strategy: have them close their eyes! Read about how this works and see experienced ASTC-member trial consultants...more

Barbara C. Johnson v. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Petition for Writ of CertiorariU.S. Supreme Court

by Barbara Johnson on

This Petition and its attachments are important for each and every one of you to read. The issues are unique and of national importance. If you are a lawyer, you might need to use the arguments for your own protection from...more

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