Lawyers might unintentionally expose themselves to malpractice liability through insufficient caution or lack of care with case-management details in many situations, including when settling claims, helping clients with business deals, or failing to comply with statutes of limitation.
The economy – although slowly recovering – is still affecting malpractice claims. Not only does the frequency of malpractice claims go up as the economy goes down but different practice areas are more vulnerable to claims than others.
Grievances filed with the Office of Lawyer Regulation are rising. Knowing the practice areas and types of errors most often complained about can alert you to vulnerabilities in your practice so you can prevent mistakes and problems.
In this malpractice-claims review, learn what common mistakes are being made – and how to avoid them.