Monday, June 11, 2007

A Lawyer Is Not God- Protect Yourself From Legal Malpractices

If you think a lawyer is above the reach of the law and you cannot do anything against him, you are highly mistaken! Let me tell you that your lawyer is not God!

It is very necessary to protect yourself from legal malpractices. Just like the US, many other countries have introduced laws that declare that lawyers are accountable for the actions they take.

The fact is that being a professional, every lawyer must behave professionally, responsibly, and ethically.

If you realize that the lawyer hired by you is not trustworthy or is not ethical or squeaky clean, you have the right to protect yourself from legal malpractices by suing your lawyer. That is it is your right to sue your lawyer in case of any malpractice.

Here are some basic facts regarding the same:

• You can sue your lawyer if he is engaged in malpractice, misrepresentation, inappropriate billing, negligence, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract etc.

• The procedure of suing a lawyer has to be very quick. The state bar association or court can assist you regarding the time limit of the same.

• Bear in mind that suing a lawyer is extremely expensive. Therefore, try to solve the dispute with the lawyer and think twice before you take the final decision.

Unfortunately, most of the lawyers seem to have forgotten the wows they took before taking the responsibility.

In the present scenario, law and malpractice go hand in hand. The people who claim to be the guardians of law have started to practice law unethically and unlawfully.

To conclude, being a responsible citizen, it is not only your right to ask for justice but also your duty to punish people who are involved in legal malpractices.

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