Note: Register for this month’s CLE, “Ethics Pitfalls for Practitioners,” from 1-2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 16.The old adage holds that the only sure things are death and taxes, but perhaps one other certainty should be added: The four practice areas that produce the most malpractice claims against lawyers are plaintiffs personal injury; real estate; family law; and estate, trust and probate.Between them, those four areas accounted for more than 60 percent of the malpractice claims against lawyers reported to the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability for the years 2004-07. The committee has been publishing the Profile of Legal Malpractice Claims every four years since 1985 using data collected from many (but not all) major legal malpractice insurers in the United States.And in every single one of those reports, the top practice fields for producing claims were—you guessed it—plaintiffs personal injury; real estate; family law; and estate, trust and probate.A notable aspect of that pattern is that, regardless of size, “all firms seem to make the same types of errors,” said Daniel Pinnington, a speaker at the ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference in September. “People make mistakes, systems break down, in the same way.”Pinnington, the director of… Read full this story
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