Category Archives: Legal Malpractice

Risk Management Tip: Understanding Duties to Third Parties, Part 2

By Jennifer Becker, Long & Levit An attorney’s primary duty to a client is tempered by the overriding duty in all settings to be truthful. In the transactional setting there…

Risk Management Tip: Understanding Duties to Third Parties, Part 1

By Jennifer Becker, Long & Levit The primary duty to a non-client is to be truthful. This month we examine this duty in litigation. Generally, attorneys owe no duty to…

Risk Management Tip: Ethical Walls Can Protect Against Disqualifying Conflicts

By Jennifer A. Becker, Long & Levit Conflicts of interest might disqualify an entire law firm from representing clients who are adverse to each other in unrelated matters. Proposed amendments…

Legal Malpractice Corner: Risk Management Tip – SEC Reporting Rules Preempts California’s Attorney-Client Privilege

By Jennifer Becker, Long & Levit Over the past three months this column has reviewed attorney Sanford Walder’s trial victory over his former employer, Bio-Rad. Among other attorney-client privilege issues,…