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When planning your small business needs and operations be sure to include legal coverage.
Legal representation can be costly but regardless of the business that is forming or currently running and in operation it may be necessary.
Professionals should make sure they carry the proper kind of insurance coverage to protect against errors.
Lawsuits are often not filed immediately. It may take up to 4 years depending on the statute of limitations surrounding a case. For example, in construction there is a 4 year statute of limitations.
One way professional consultants can deflect later legal problems is to write a disclaimer in a proposal that the client agrees they are acting in the best interest and cannot hold them at fault for advice given.
This may not prevent a suit, of course, but can serve to blunt any future action.
In California, one online resource that's effective for legal research is the Sacramento County Public Law Library. This link goes to an alphabetical listing of forms and has easy-to-follow links for other topics.
This won't replace expert legal advice but it can provide a basis for doing research on topics at hand and getting a better understanding of the issues presented.