This course explores legal malpractice law, policy and problems. In addition to studying civil liability claims, the course will cover approaches to managing risks and avoiding malpractice lawsuits. The course will also deal with malpractice insurance and defenses to claims for legal malpractice. The material covered by this course is designed to benefit all new lawyers, regardless of firm size or practice area, and should be particularly useful for those students who may be joining smaller firms or who plan eventually to start their own practice. The Law and Ethics of Lawyering is not a formal prerequisite, though students may find it provides a foundation for some class concepts.