The State Bar of California has a bag of tools that personify well a proverbial carrot-and-stick approach.
Attorneys in California and elsewhere whose client representation results in claims of legal malpractice commit a variety of sins. Some of their shortcomings that spawn client harm include these lapses from the professional standard of care governing their profession:
Sometimes it takes a bit of proactive doing.
Here’s a hypothetical to ponder.
Attorney conduct in California that falls below a designated standard of care for clients covers a lot of ground.
As a long-established and proven legal malpractice law firm that exclusively represents aggrieved clients of California attorneys, we cut straight to the chase concerning lawyers’ billing duties.
We pose a pointed question to California readers of our legal malpractice blog at the long-established Los Angeles law firm of Glickman & Glickman.
Say that you’re a California resident having what you reasonably believe to be a strong legal claim against a third party for some alleged act of wrongdoing that caused you harm.
Message from the California State Bar to practicing attorneys across the state: client money remitted in reliance on your legal representation better be going to you, not a non-attorney.
Spokespersons for national law firm Jones Day unsurprisingly term the volunteer work that firm attorneys do on a so-called “pro bono” basis as routinely first-rate and even exceptional.