The 3 Mistakes No Lawyer Can Come Back From

Law360, New York (November 18, 2015, 2:05 PM EST) -- There are plenty of experiences in an attorney's life that can cause sleepless nights: losing a case, missing a filing deadline or failing to meet goals at the office. But those things usually don't spell the end of a career — it’s far more serious ethical lapses and dishonesty that lawyers need to be especially wary of.

Although it may seem preposterous to many attorneys that they would need to exercise any vigilance to ensure their behavior comports with the high ethical standards that come with the territory, experts say lapses are common and can strike even in surprising places....

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