Johnson and Fortney's Legal Malpractice Law: Problems and Prevention, 3d

Imprint
West Academic Publishing
ISBN-13
9781636596099
Primary Subject
Professional Resp/Ethics
Format
eBook
Copyright
2021
Series
American Casebook Series
Publication Date
08/16/2021

Description

Legal Malpractice Law is a practical, problem-oriented text designed for use in elective courses on Legal Malpractice, Professional Liability, or Advanced Legal Ethics. It may also be used in required Professional Responsibility courses that want to focus more on malpractice liability than on lawyer discipline. Each chapter includes explanatory text that relies on recent cases, code provisions, statutes, and commentary. A small number of tightly edited principal cases offer insight into the current state of legal malpractice law. The problems, including many that are based on actual controversies, deal with liability concerns that practitioners encounter. The book examines claims brought by clients and non-clients. It also integrates malpractice prevention lessons. Relevant ethics rules are discussed.