Legal-Mal Links provides the latest legal malpractice news from around the web.
Our first two cases concern attorney disbarment. In the first, a Missouri lawyer has lost his law license over mishandling of client funds. The state has accused him of borrowing money from clients without informing them of the fairness of the transactions. In the second story, a disbarred Wisconsin attorney has gone before the state supreme court to protest additional charges brought against him after his disbarment, claiming prosecutors are intentionally trying to push him “into an early grave.
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.