Monday, August 24, 2009

Suspension For Incompetent Representation

An attorney who had failed to provide competent representation in a civil rights lawsuit was suspended for 60 days by the Nebraska Supreme Court. The section 1983 suit named the Nebraska Department of Corrections and 14 individual defendants. The attorney had never handled such a lawsuit in the past, failed to associate with more experienced counsel and "failed to adequately prepare either by research or by education and was unprepared during the pendency of the lawsuit." The attorney did not contest the charges in exchange for the 60 day suspension, which the court approved. (Mike Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2009/08/an-attorney-who-had-failed-to-provide-competent-representation-in-a-civil-rights-lawsuit-was-suspended-for-60-days-by-the-neb.html

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A friend of mine is in the process of suing his attorney firm for incompetent representation. The battle is waging, and a short description of the details is included in his blog at http://incompetentattorneys.blogspot.com/2009/12/suing-attorney-my-own-for-incompetent.html

Any input or direction would be helpful.

RJL

Posted by: RJL | Dec 4, 2009 12:45:46 PM

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