Does every mistake made by a lawyer constitute legal malpractice?
Not every mistake made by a lawyer will constitute legal malpractice. On the other hand, if an attorney’s mistake involved a lack of ordinary skill, prudence and diligence, then it may amount to legal malpractice – especially if the error is so serious and devastating that it damages or completely destroys the client’s case. Attorneys often are not liable for malpractice if the legal advice they gave was sound at the time it was given. This principle can affect malpractice liability in a number of ways. One of the key ways is that giving advice that was correct when it was given means that the client’s case probably would not have reached a more favorable result had the advice been different. Of course, if the law changes while the representation is ongoing, the attorney has a duty to advise the client of the changes and act accordingly.
Actually, not every mistake an attorney makes is considered legal malpractice.
Instead, legal malpractice happens when an attorney handles a case inappropriately because of negligence or with intent to harm and causes damages to his client.
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