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Fiduciary duties: breach and damages

Lawyers owe fiduciary duties to their clients on top of their legal duties. These duties are (1) complete candor or honesty with the client (and others, where required!); (2) the utmost loyalty [...]

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Damages in a legal malpractice action

A claimant needs three things for a viable legal malpractice case. First, there must be an attorney-client relationship. Second, the lawyer must have breached their duties owed to the client. And [...]

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Lawyer best practices: communication and privilege

Communication with a client is probably the most important aspect of the attorney-client relationship. But lawyers often forget that communication about their clients may become discoverable in a [...]