Tolling the Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations by Reason of Plaintiff’s Disability or Insanity

Tolling the Legal Malpractice Statute of Limitations by Reason of Plaintiff’s Disability or Insanity - Case Update: Jemima O. v. Schwartzapfel, P.C.* The recent New York Appellate Division, First Department, decision of Jemima O. v. Schwartzapfel, P.C., 2019 NY Slip Op 08793 (1st Dept. 2019) sheds light on the often... Read more →


CNA - Declining Representation with Prospective Clients

Each year malpractice claims are made against lawyers by people that the lawyers never even considered to be their clients. Why? The lawyer did not send a declination letter after the initial meeting. The lawyer never explicitly communicated to the potential client, in writing, that he/she did not accept the... Read more →


CNA - Rule 8.3: Reporting Other Lawyers

Sometimes known as “the rat rule,” ABA Model Rule 8.3 requires every lawyer to report certain professional misconduct by other lawyers to the appropriate disciplinary authority. As a matter of professional responsibility, we attorneys are mandated reporters of other lawyers, and we were mandated reporters long before statutory mandated reporting... Read more →