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Warning signs of a dishonest lawyer

November 28, 2015 • By Dennis Beaver

Last week we answered this question: “If my lawyer rips me off, is there any official organization that can help me be reimbursed?”

As we learned, fortunately California and all state bar Associations have a Client Security Fund. “While a slow process which can take several years, the goal,” observes attorney Lori Meloch, Director of the California State Bar Client Security Fund, “is to compensate clients who have been the victim of the two percent of lawyers who are dishonest.”

Lawyers are required to act competently and honestly, but how is a client to know when something’s wrong? Right now you’re probably thinking, “What are the signs that I’ve got a problem with my lawyer, and what should I do about it?”…click here to read more