Legal Writing for Legal Reading!


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


I don’t have any empirical data to back up my assumptions, but I’m pretty sure that 50% or more of people do not retain, let alone consult a lawyer, until the s— hits the fan (fill in your own word for this familiar saying), and a good percentage of the rest do not listen to a lawyer’s advice. As I represent individuals and small businesses, not large corporations or institutions, I spend a lot of time on the telephone with prospective clients listening to their stories. I am quite often amazed that even when they are in serious legal difficulties, such as having to defend a lawsuit, they hide their heads in the sand, and hope that their problems will go away. However, in the legal system, problems do not generally disappear, but in fact frequently worsen, and sometimes multiply. As a result, I often hear from prospective clients with…

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