Clients hire lawyers to represent them on all matters before the courts and legal system. The high degree of trust required by the attorney-client relationship can be damages by a claim of negligence or incompetence. When the client alleges that the attorney failed to meet this standard, a legal malpractice attorney in Onondaga County, New York might bring a lawsuit or step in to negotiate a settlement. Frequent issues include spending retainers, inadequate representation, failure to file suit before the statute of limitation expires. and failing to keep the client informed. Legal malpractice attorneys in or around Onondaga County, New York also defend attorneys accused of malpractice in actions brought by the state bar association or its disciplinary board.
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ABPLA Certification in Legal Professional Liability - The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as specialists in legal professional liability law.
Lawyer Referral Service in Onondaga County, NY - The Onondaga County Bar Association (OCBA) operates a non-profit Lawyer Referral Service in Syracuse, NY. This community based non-profit service helps individuals and businesses find a local attorney throughout Syracuse and Onondaga County, NY. The staff of the LRS is available during normal business hours on Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to help you find a private attorney experienced in solving a specific type of legal problem.