A succinct, concise, well documented review of malpractice liability for lawyers and others in closely-related professions.
A concise, well-documented review and discussion of the exposure that lawyers and others in law-related professions have to malpractice suits against them in this malpractice crazed U.S. society. Warren Freedman makes clear that except for product liability suits, malpractice suits are the most litigated legal actions in civil matters, and points out that professionals in these fields are held to higher standards of conduct and ethics than their counterparts in many other fields. He discusses the facts and rulings in various, representative cases and, in so doing, provides lawyers and professionals in related fields with awareness of what they can and cannot do, and what the consequences can be if they behave unethically. A valuable resource for professionals, graduate students, professors of law, government officials, and civil liberties experts.