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FAVORITE GRIPES OF LAWYERS – Part 1 of 2

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

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Although lawyers are often the brunt of jokes and complaints, lawyers also have gripes about some of the people they deal with. Below is part 1 describing some of my gripes:

Lawyers cannot guarantee results. Potential clients, especially those needing a lawyer for the first time, often say they don’t want to retain a lawyer unless a lawyer guarantees the result they want. Normally results are not within a lawyer’s control, especially if litigation is required, as we are not a judge or jury, and we can only do our best with a case. In fact, I tell clients that if a lawyer guarantees results in cases where a guarantee is not possible, they are not to be believed. Lawyers often boast about their abilities, but the results sometimes fall short. Results will often depend on a particular case, so in a personal injury case for example, where there is…

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