This note analyzes the Home court's reasoning in expanding the standard of care in legal malpractice actions to include a duty to refer and in holding attorneys to the same standard of care as physicians. This note also evaluates the considerations relevant to distinguishing "specialist" cases from "generalist" cases and the need for expert testimony in determining liability for failure to refer.
Karen J. Feyerherm,
Legal Malpractice—Expansion of the Standard of Care: Duty to Refer—Horne v. Peckham, 97 Cal. App. 3d 404, 158 Cal. Rptr. 714 (1979),
56 Wash. L. Rev.
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