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Can Simple Attorney Negligence Equal Incompetence? – Barbara Glesner Fines

February 22nd, 2010 · No Comments · All Posts, Lawdibles Audio, Professional Responsibility, Torts

Barbara Glesner FinesIn this Lawdible, Prof. Glesner Fines discusses a common question students have in her Professional Responsibility course: can a simple mistake, amounting to nothing more than negligence on the part of the attorney, equal incompetence and leave an attorney open to disciplinary action?

We know that simple negligence (for example, a missed filing deadline) can result in malpractice liability for the attorney. But the question about attorney discipline and incompetence for negligent errors is a trickier one. Listen to her Lawdible below for a further explanation.

Audio: Can Simple Negligence Equal Attorney Incompetence? – By Barbara Glesner Fines

If you like this Lawdible try Prof. Glesner Fines’ Professional Responsibility CALI Lesson on Basis for Attorney Discipline.

Find Professor Glesner Fines’ bio here.


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