This lessons discusses the standard of care of professionals. The initial sections illustrate the general duty of professionals and highlight special problems associated with the professional standard. Special attention is then directed toward the malpractice action against attorneys.
On completion of the lesson, students will be able to:
1. Discuss the typical and usual standard of care of professionals.
2. Explain the standard of care confronting attorneys as professionals.
3. Analyze the issues that involve locality, skill and custom.