Each year malpractice claims are made against lawyers by people that the lawyers never even considered to be their clients. Why? The lawyer did not send a declination letter after the initial meeting. The lawyer never explicitly communicated to the potential client, in writing, that he/she did not accept the representation and that no attorney-client relationship existed. Instead, the potential client assumed, mistakenly, that the lawyer would take action and relied on that belief to deleterious conclusions. Click here to read more.