If you ever find yourself in need of legal services or representation in California, you will want to be find an attorney that you trust and that you believe is capable of representing you well. Just like with physicians, however, lawyers can and do make mistakes. In some cases, the actions or errors of an attorney may have negative consequences for clients. When this happens, it is important for people to know they have the right to pursue a claim.
People in California may have a variety of situations in their lives that require them to seek the input and advice of an attorney. Whether seeking consultation regarding debt relief, divorce, a criminal charge or something completely different, a client should carefully assess a lawyer's ability to fulfill their obligations before selecting a lawyer to work with. If a client engages in a relationship with an attorney, continued vigilance is important to ensure that the original trust bestowed on the lawyer is earned and maintained.
If you are working with an attorney in California and he or she suddenly withdraws from the case, this can be problematic, especially if the case has been going on for a while. While you may be able to take legal action against the lawyer, you should also know that there are some valid reasons why an attorney may withdraw and still be within the confines of the law.
Many legal malpractice cases could easily be avoided if more attorneys knew how to properly communicate with their clients. It is required for those in the legal field to maintain reasonable communication with their clients by the American Bar Association. If the client is ill-informed or doesn’t get enough information to their attorney, then the chances of losing their case significantly increases.
Hiring an attorney to represent you in a California legal matter typically requires a substantial investment, and, chances are, you expect that the person you hire will do everything in his or her power to make your investment worthwhile. Regrettably, though, many people who hire attorneys find that they do not live up to expectations, and in some cases, alcohol abuse or depression can contribute to inferior or insufficient performance. At Lange Law Corporation, we recognize that there are high incidences of alcoholism and depression among American attorneys, and we also understand how these and other problems can affect an attorney’s ability to advocate on your behalf.
California lawyers enjoy relatively unique protections that could have a profound impact on your legal malpractice claim. Specifically, you may not be able to use any of the details of your mediation. However, we want you to know that the Lange Law Corporation is here to help establish your case to the greatest extent possible despite these challenges.