An attorney may be accused of malpractice if they take on a case although they're incompetent to do. The same outcome may result if they're negligent in handling a case that they agree to take on.
We all have the capacity to make mistakes in our jobs -- even attorneys. When does that error rise to the level of legal malpractice?
A Massachusetts law firm is back in the news, now that the state's Court of Appeals has ruled that a legal malpractice case against the firm can go forward.