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


I had a red letter day recently when four people called me to complain about their current or former civil rights lawyers. First of all there are very few lawyers in Philadelphia who have the experience to handle civil rights cases. There are even fewer lawyers who do a good job handling these cases. Interestingly, the lawyers they complained about to me had good reputations in the field. The fact that their clients were complaining about them illustrated to me that many clients do not understand the limits and workings of the legal system, and also do not understand what their lawyer can or cannot accomplish for them. As these people are similar to other people I have dealt with over the years, I will categorize them.


The first call was from a woman whose psychologist referred me to her. She complained that she had not heard from…

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