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A Washington State Catholic Diocese has sued the lawyers it hired to help settle clergy sex abuse claims, claiming the firm drafted a bankruptcy plan that failed to adequately take into account the risk of new claims. The Diocese also contends that the firm had a conflict of interest because it had also represented the previous Bishop and shielded him from testifying.
This is the first edition of Lawyers USA's Lawyers in Practice, where we discuss the hot issues facing practicing attorneys and law firms.
In this edition, we discuss how to prevent legal malpractice claims with better communication, with Jim Calloway, director of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Management Assistance Program, and Dan Pinnington, vice-president of Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations at LawPRO, a professional liability carrier based in Toronto, Canada.