Risk Management Insights: Competence: Don’t Take It For Granted

The drafters of the California Rules of Professional Conduct are rarely accused of being “glass half full” types. A prime example is found in the title of the applicable rule on competence, Rule 3-110: Failing to Act Competently (emphasis added). While most lawyers take compliance with this rule for granted, the following methods of breaking it (and attracting the attention of the State Bar disciplinary authorities) should nonetheless be kept in mind.

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