Wednesday, August 18, 2010
California modifies statute of limitation for malpractice claims vs criminal defense lawyers
The California legislature, in what is believed to be the first instance of its kind in the nation, has enacted a law specifically addressed to the statute of limitations for actions by wrongfully-convicted persons against their attorneys. When proof of innocence is an element of the claim, the new law sets the time limit at two years from the date of post-conviction exoneration. Go to the Ethical Quandary blog for more information.