Failure To Consult Internet May Result in Legal Malpractice

Surfing the web is now part of the "reasonable knowledge and skill" that ordinary lawyers are expected to possess and exercise

, New Jersey Law Journal


The Internet has become a source of information that courts consider to be in the public domain. Consequently, attorneys will be deemed to know of information found on the Internet as it affects their representations. Lawyers who would overlook the Internet do so at their peril. It has been suggested that not making use of the Internet when confronted with particular legal matters amounts to malpractice.

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