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    Practice Areas Generating Most WILMIC Claims and OLR Grievances WILMIC Claim Frequency by Area of Practice

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    Vol. 80, No. 3, March 2007

    Practice Areas Generating Most WILMIC Claims
    and OLR Grievances WILMIC Claim Frequency by Area of Practice

    WILMIC Claim Frequency by Area of Practice
    Practice Area Frequency %
    Plaintiffs' Bodily & Personal Injury 22%
    Real Estate 19
    Estate, Trust & Probate 10
    Family Law 9
    Bankruptcy & Collections 9
    Corporate & Business Organization 5
    Criminal Law 4

    OLR Grievance Frequency by Practice Area

    Practice Area Frequency %
    Criminal Law 33%
    Family Law & Juvenile 20
    Litigation 8
    Torts & Civil Rights 6
    Real Property 5
    Distribution of WILMIC Claims by Error Type  
    Error Percentage
    Calendaring 23%
    Failure to know or properly apply law 14
    Planning error in choice of procedures 13
    Inadequate discovery & investigation 12
    Failure to obtain consent/inform client 6
    Distribution of OLR Grievances by Allegation Type  
    Allegation Percentage
    Lack of diligence 19%
    Lack of communication 16
    Improper advocacy 12
    Misrepresentation & dishonesty 11
    Unreasonable fees 6



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