Synopses & Reviews
In the United States, lawyers are very much accountable for their actions--or nonactions. When they represent a client, they have a legal obligation to act professionally, responsibly, and ethically. Unfortunately, all too many lawyers do not live up to these established standards. If you have been victimized by your attorney, legal recourse is available. "How & When to Sue Your Lawyer was designed to help you protect yourself from the effects of legal malpractice. Written in plain English, "How & When to Sue Your Lawyer spells out what you need to know to take appropriate legal action against your attorney. The first part of the book begins by explaining the American Bar Association's categories of malpractice--substantive, administrative, client relations, and intentional wrongs. It next details the "model rules" of professional responsibilities established by both national and state bars. Finally, it discusses the all-important differences between guidelines and actual laws set by legal precedent. The second part of the book explains the steps you must take to establish a solid case against your attorney. From developing the facts to gathering the hard evidence to proving the allegation, it's all here. If you feel that you have lost a case because of your counsel's mismanagement or incompetence, or if you have been taken advantage of financially or sexually by your attorney, "How & When to Sue Your Lawyer will help you gain satisfaction, compensation, and justice.
This clearly-written reference book spells out all the steps you should take when confronted with legal malpractice committed by your own attorney.