Until recently, when we spoke of malpractice we invariably meant medical malpractice. Less than 20 years ago only a handful of lawyers carried professional liability (malpractice) insurance. This is no longer true. Attorneys who practice in large metropolitan areas are now keenly aware of the importance and necessity of having this insurance coverage; and in no segment of the legal profession is this more urgent than amongst trial lawyers-for much like surgeons in the medical field, trial lawyers are the most vulnerable in attorney-malpractice lawsuits.
Lawyers' Malpractice in Litigation,
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