No matter what the profession, it is unlikely that you will ever see a uniform quality among those who practice it. Just as there are top-tier doctors and accountants, for example, there are also those who can make you stop wondering where the saying, “buyer beware” originated. Particularly for occupations that require a high degree of education or training to perform effectively, one way to try to assure at least a minimum level of competence is through licensing standards. But even that is no guarantee of high quality.
Physicians are subject to licensing requirements before they can practice medicine, but that has not eliminated the phenomenon of medical malpractice. The same is true for attorneys: just because someone has passed the New Jersey bar examination does not preclude the possibility that he or she will not practice law to the standard of care and competence necessary to adequately represent clients in this state.
Not every attorney who commits legal malpractice does so from culpable motivations such as fraud or self-dealing at the client’s detriment. Practicing law can be a stressful experience, and not every attorney can adequately withstand that stress. When the burden becomes too great, people can begin to “crack” in various ways. They can start to miss deadlines. They can fail to keep their clients properly informed. They can fall behind in keeping up with the latest developments in statutory and case law. They can fall back on alcohol or drugs as a means of relief, only to discover that these have a way of making things worse over time.
Regardless of the source of the problem, legal malpractice is a real problem, and if you are the victim of it your legal rights and remedies can be directly affected by it. In this case, the corrective action may need to be to initiate a claim against the attorney who failed to represent you properly. That is where the Law Firm of Andrew Rubin can help you. Part of our practice is to help those who have not received the level of zealous advocacy that they reasonably counted on, and who have been harmed as a result.
If this describes your situation, then we recommend that you visit our website to learn more about how we may help you. Be it from a plumber, a doctor or a lawyer, you do not have to take bad service lying down.