Quimbee Professional Malpractice CLE Online
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An Overview of Professional Malpractice
Every lawyer owes a duty of care to his or her client. When that duty is breached and a client is harmed, an attorney can face severe repercussions. Not every mistake is considered legal malpractice; for example, poor litigation strategy generally is not considered malpractice.
According to the American Bar Association (ABA), there are three basic questions to consider when determining whether a mistake rises to the level of malpractice:
(1) Was the attorney negligent?
(2) Did the mistake cause damage?
(3) Were the damages significant?
Attorneys who act negligently and whose actions cause significant damage are likely to be found to have committed malpractice. Proper attorney behavior is governed by each bar associations’ rules of professional conduct. Most states model their rules after the American Bar Association's Rules of Professional Conduct.
Attorneys may face a variety of repercussions for malpractice. Written warnings, sanctions, and removal of law licenses are all forms of punishments that bar associations may hand down to violative attorneys. Clients may also sue their attorneys for malpractice, making malpractice insurance vital for practicing lawyers.
Who Should Take CLE Courses in Professional Malpractice?
With ever-changing technology constantly affecting the way law is practiced, every attorney can benefit from better understanding the rules that govern their work. From online record-keeping and data privacy to the increase in remote work arrangements, there are countless ways in which lawyers can stumble in the technological realm. CLE Courses in Professional Malpractice often focus on these cutting-edge issues, and can be an excellent resource for lawyers looking to better understand how they can best act professionally, ethically, and responsibly. These courses may also focus on traditional areas of malpractice, including commingling of funds, conflict of interest, and breach of fiduciary duties.