Monthly Archives: August 2012

Caveat Emptor – Corporate Clients Need to Beware, Too

A corporate client filed a legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit on August 27, 2012 against the law firm and attorneys representing it in several securities class action litigations.  The lawsuit includes allegations that the firm and attorneys … Continue reading

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Legal Consumer Tip #3 . . . Attorney Tip #1 – Attitude Matters

“Her ingratitude is unbelievable.” So says a matrimonial attorney, reportedly in practice for more than 50 years, in response to a client’s legal malpractice lawsuit.  The lawsuit includes allegations that the attorney was in cahoots with her husband and reduced … Continue reading

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Scott Turow Weighs In: The Billable Hour Must Die

Notable author, Scott Turow, wrote the cover article for the August 2007 issue of the ABA Journal, titled The Billable Hour Must Die: It rewards inefficiency. It makes clients suspicious. And it may be unethical.     Interestingly, The Billable Hour Must Die has … Continue reading

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Effecting Legal Practice Reform . . . Law Students First

Perhaps one way to effect legal practice reform is to address it with students before they become members of the legal community.  Like the teaching of bed-side manner to medical students, law students may well be the most willing and … Continue reading

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Legal Consumer Tip #2 – Justice is Not Always Just

Imagine a case in which person A sues person B, and the case is tried before a judge.  The judge takes all of the evidence under consideration and objectively supports his/her ruling with accurate factual findings based on the evidence … Continue reading

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