Legal malpractice litigation is a unique type of law with rigorous standards and precise rules and limitations. District of Columbia Legal Malpractice Law serves as a hornbook for lawyers bringing or defending legal malpractice claims in the District of Columbia, as well as a source of practical guidance for lawyers on how to prevent legal malpractice and meet their ethical obligations.
The book details common bases for legal malpractice claims or other actions specific to “lawyer’s law,” such as conflicts of interest and ethics tips for trial lawyers, all subject to the unique law and rules of the District of Columbia.
Key topics covered include: legal elements of and defenses to a claim, legal liability for lawyers in a partnership, risks in law firm management, resolving conflicts of interest, ethics for the trial lawyer, sanctions, and more.
The eBook format includes hyperlinks to cases, code, rules, statutes and other sources cited in the book.