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November 2020

The current Coronavirus pandemic (“COVID-19”) has caused unprecedented disruption to the practice of law, some temporary and some possibly permanent. This disruption may lead to increased legal malpractice and disciplinary exposure. Attorneys face increased health dangers and personal obligations caused by the virus. However, attorneys have the same ethical and... Read more →

The legal malpractice plaintiff generally has to prove: (1) the existence of an attorney-client relationship; (2) negligence on the part of the attorney; (3) proximate causation of the injury; and (4) that the plaintiff suffered actual and ascertainable damages. See Carmel v. Lunney, 70 N.Y.2d 169 (1987). Failure to establish... Read more →