Thursday, February 25, 2010

16 Things Your Lawyer Won't Tell You

1. I use forms but charge you as if I did it from scratch.

2. I hand off work to peons but charge you a lawyer’s rate.

3. My Ivy League education doesn’t make me a better lawyer.

4. I hope you don’t look too closely at the expense report.

5. You don’t really need me.

6. My fee is negotiable.

7. You’re always on the clock.

8. I don’t know much about the law.

9. I don’t refer you to the best lawyers.

10. Your bill is only a guesstimate.

11. I don’t have to tell you how I screwed up in the past.

12. I put on a tough act but that won’t actually help your case.

13. Mediation might be the better choice.

14. I can’t easily fire you as a client.

15. I’m training junior attorneys on your dime.

16. I’m a dime a dozen.

The most of these are pretty straightforward, but it's nice to see them altogether. :)

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