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What is a breach of contract?

Whether you own a small business or are in the corporate office of a large company, you may deal with contracts on a regular basis. Contracts are a necessary part of business interactions, as they allow you to define a service or partnership and add specific guidelines regarding the matter. A breach of contract occurs when one of the parties involved in the agreement fails to keep their end of the bargain or does not fulfill their obligation as stated in the contract.

When your attorney will not respond to you

If you reside in California and have ever had cause to hire an attorney, you probably did some due diligence of your own before hiring someone to represent you. Chances are, you also had high expectations for the relationship and felt confident the person you hired would respond to your needs and questions promptly and effectively. Regrettably, however, this is not always the case. At Lange Law Corporation, we understand that you may have questions about whether your attorney’s failure to respond to you constitutes legal malpractice, and we have helped many clients with similar concerns determine whether they may have legal recourse.

Does unhappiness equate to legal malpractice?

It is not always easy to know who to hire when you need a California attorney. More than anything, you want someone who has expertise in the area in which you need help. But it is not enough for him or her to be an expert. You also want the lawyer you hire to work hard as an advocate for you, and advocacy is a unique skill that goes beyond knowledge in a practice area.

Avoid legal mistakes through a business agreement

Forming a small business can be extremely profitable. A number of large corporations were started by entrepreneurs who founded small businesses and allowed them to grow. During this growth; however, certain legal problems may arise. It is important for business owners to know about these common legal mistakes, as many of these issues may have been prevented had they took the proper precautions.

Understanding conflict of interest

At the Lange Law Corporation in California, we realize that the relationship between you and your attorney is almost sacred. You expect your attorney to represent you ethically, skillfully and vigorously, and you also expect him or her to keep anything you say confidential and do nothing adverse to your interests.

The common reasons you might sue for legal malpractice

When you hire a lawyer, you expect nothing less than prompt, efficient, knowledgeable and ethical representation. At the Lange Law Corporation, we understand that people may not always see eye-to-eye with their lawyers. You might not click with your attorney, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he or she was incompetent or unethical – it may simply have been a difference in personalities or a miscommunication. However, like some Californians, you might have been subjected to legal malpractice, which is an entirely different situation.

Ensuring everyone has access to court reporters

When people face the judge and/or jury in a United States court-of-law, they have certain rights. One of these rights, as decided by the California Supreme Court just recently, is to have a court reporter provided during a case, regardless of whether or not a person can pay for their services. Court reporters are critical to a case, in that they record everything that was said during the trial. Essentially, they help to recreate the trial scene by writing everything that happened.

How 'failure to know the law' constitutes malpractice

Legal malpractice is an issue amongst cases in California and throughout the United States. This type of error occurs when an attorney is not competent to provide adequate legal counsel, and as a result, his or her client receives an unjust verdict. If you have recently hired an attorney to represent your case in court, or you feel as though your lawyer acted in a way that led to an error in your case, it is crucial that you understand how failure to know the law is a component of legal malpractice.

What happens when lawyers fail to meet deadlines

If you have hired an attorney to help you with your case, you have put your faith in the attorney’s ability to represent you to the best of his or her ability. Attorneys have a responsibility to be truthful and upfront with their clients. That includes meeting the specific deadlines that are often given in any type of legal case. Surprisingly this type of legal malpractice is not uncommon in the U.S. According to the American Bar, failing to file documents on time is the fourth most common error made by attorneys, followed by a failure to calendar appointments and make it to critical court dates, as well as failure to know the deadline at all. Planning errors and procrastination also fall into the category of delaying deadlines.

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