legal malpractice
Category: Accidents & Injuries
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Working With a Lawyer

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • Legal malpractice — is the term for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, or breach of contract by an attorney that causes harm to his or her client. In order to rise to an actionable level of negligence, the injured party must show that the attorney s acts were not …   Wikipedia

  • malpractice — mal·prac·tice /ˌmal prak təs/ n: negligence, misconduct, lack of ordinary skill, or a breach of duty in the performance of a professional service (as in medicine) resulting in injury or loss Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster.… …   Law dictionary

  • malpractice — mal‧prac‧tice [ˌmælˈprækts] noun [countable, uncountable] LAW when someone breaks the rules of their profession or breaks the law in order to gain some advantage for themselves: • He accused the attorneys of legal malpractice. • Insider trading… …   Financial and business terms

  • malpractice — Professional misconduct or unreasonable lack of skill. This term is usually applied to such conduct by doctors, lawyers, and accountants. Failure of one rendering professional services to exercise that degree of skill and learning commonly… …   Black's law dictionary

  • malpractice — Professional misconduct or unreasonable lack of skill. This term is usually applied to such conduct by doctors, lawyers, and accountants. Failure of one rendering professional services to exercise that degree of skill and learning commonly… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Malpractice — For other uses, see Malpractice (disambiguation). Tort law …   Wikipedia

  • malpractice, legal — n. Failure by an attorney to use the degree of skill or care that should ordinarily be exercised in a situation. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • malpractice — n. legal; medical; professional malpractice * * * [ˌmæl præktɪs] medical professional malpractice legal …   Combinatory dictionary

  • legal ethics — Introduction       principles of conduct that members of the legal profession are expected to observe in their practice. They are an outgrowth of the development of the legal profession itself. Background       Practitioners of law emerged when… …   Universalium

  • malpractice insurance — Liability *insurance taken by external auditors to cover potential legal action by *auditees (and others) dissatisfied with the auditor’s work. From the 1980s the suing of external auditors has become increasingly common, and in addition to… …   Auditor's dictionary

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