Tuesday, February 17, 2009

ABA Offers New Resource To Follow Legal Malpractice Law and Issues Covering 50 States

Posted by Alan Childress

Paul Koning of the Dallas office of K&L Gates passes along this ABA announcement and link.

The ABA Litigation Section's Professional Liability Litigation Committee is proud to announce the launch of its 50 State Survey of Legal Malpractice Law.  The Survey is a free, internet-accessible compendium of state-specific articles detailing the elements, defenses and key issues regarding claims against lawyers.  Because legal malpractice laws vary significantly from state to state and often involve special doctrines affecting limitations and proof, this centralized resource promises to be invaluable to professional liability lawyers, legal malpractice insurers, and trial lawyers in general.  The Survey is the only Koning_paul known collection of its kind, and is available without charge to all members of the Litigation Section.  To access the 50 State Survey of Legal Malpractice Law, visit the home page of the Professional Liability Litigation Committee or click here.

Paul, shown right, added that "members of the legal ethics community might be interested in a project I have been working on for some time as Co-Chair of the ABA Professional Liability Litigation Committee."  (Yes, I would think so!)  The other co-chair is Pamela Bresnahan of Vorys DC.  Paul also provided as an example his own extensive chapter on Texas law, coauthored with Brett Basden:  Download legalmalpracticetexas.pdf. Thanks, Paul.

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