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January 2018 Archives

Fraudulent misrepresentation of facts is legal malpractice

Your attorney must fulfill certain legal duties when representing you in California or U.S. courts, and breach of these may result in litigation if the actions or failure to act causes you harm. We at the Lange Law Corporation understand the process necessary for holding an attorney liable when he or she commits fraud.

Are my emails to my attorney privileged?

If you are like most California residents, you probably believe that anything you say to your attorney is privileged, meaning that he or she cannot divulge it to anyone else without your consent; that is, without your agreement to waive the attorney-client privilege. You also probably believe that if your attorney does disclose any of your information to someone else without your permission, you can sue him or her for legal malpractice.

The safety of your confidential information in a malpractice case

When you hired your attorney in California, you shared personal and business information with him or her as the two of you worked on your case together. Now, you believe your attorney behaved unethically, and you may have grounds to sue. What about the information you shared, though? Is it safe? The legal team at Lange Law Corporation has a thorough understanding of the laws regarding confidentiality.

Filing a complaint with the Bar’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel

If your lawyer is engaging in unethical behavior you can file a complaint with the State Bar of California. Unethical behavior could include your lawyer not returning your calls, no longer working on your case or missing a deadline for filing your lawsuit.

What is a case-within-a-case?

Legal malpractice can be tricky. It is not always easy to prove such a case in a California court. However, if you feel you have been wronged by an attorney, it is your right to seek damages in court. One of the main points when proving a legal malpractice case, as explained by Plaintiff Magazine, is proving the case-within-a-case.

What is lawyer competence?

Many legal malpractice lawsuits in California hinge on the lawyer's competence. However, do you really understand what competence means and how it relates to the legal services you received from that attorney? These are important concepts to understand if you want to evaluate your legal malpractice case. 

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