April 02, 2005

Talking to Lawyers

Talking to lawyers -- about as fun as talking to dentists, or used car salesmen, right?

Seriously, though, you may find yourself needing legal advice someday. And Timothy Sandefur has prepared an excellent list to help you get the best value out of your lawyer.

Number 1 on his list is one of the hardest to get across. What seems important to the client is not necessarily legally important. The challenge for the lawyer is to explain why certain things are not legally relevant, even though they seem very important to the client. (Unfortunately, the law is often not "fair" and the client can feel a sense of injustice that the things that are important to them won't be heard in court).

Number 10 (don't call every day, but do call) is also equally important for both the lawyer and client to observe.

Go read the whole thing.

Posted by JohnL at April 2, 2005 09:25 PM
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