Legal Writing for Legal Reading!


Check out Faye Cohen’s post to her blog Toughlawyerlady!


I have been driven to distraction this week talking to some potential clients about their issues, especially those who have been sued, and need to mount a defense in a certain period of time. I don’t think any professionals have to face the recurrent issue of people who think they can be their own lawyers in a complicated legal matter. People who wouldn’t dream of performing surgery on themselves, designing a house, preparing a complicated tax return, etc., think nothing of determining that they don’t need a lawyer to represent them, or convincing themselves that they can’t afford a lawyer. They think that when they are involved in a lawsuit the court system will be protective of their interests, and warm and cuddly to them. What usually happens is that they decide, after they have botched up a case beyond repair, or they have even lost the case, they should…

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