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August 21, 2009

Client Town or Lawyer Town?


"The Lawyers", circa 1855, Honoré Daumier (1808-1879)

Are the three gentlemen in this famous sketch client-centric or "lawyer-oriented"? We will never know.

WLCs, maybe?

A WLC is a Weak or Wimpy Local Counsel engaged by your firm and/or your client for litigation or other contentious matters who, after being hired, instinctively, routinely, and most often inadvertantly place their relationships with local lawyers and other players in their jurisdiction ahead of the interests of your shared client, which is almost always "an outsider".

Signature noise: "I have to practice in this town." They are akin to rocks, plants, and household appliances. They are legion. They don't get it. Avoid them. See our October 2008 piece "Weak/Wimpy Local Counsel: The Next Epidemic?".

Posted by JD Hull at August 21, 2009 11:59 PM



The proper and most reasonable analysis, and most plausible consideration, is effected by considering the character of the Frenchman.

It is not too inaccurate, Geeklawyer would venture to say, and within the territory of moderate hyperbole, that the Frenchman is a dandified fellow who gives much effectuation to his own importance and worth. For him,in his own lofty purview of his calling, the punter is but a shoddy fellow gifted with the rare and exalted opportunity to participate, and pay handsomely thereto for the privilege, in such an illuminating audience.

WLC is, of course, a woesome Advocate and more concerned with the frippery and finery of his supper, and his dress, than his client. The French punter is, in shameful verisimilitude, a victim ill-served by his supposed litigator.

In 100 years American vulture lawyers, like WAC?, will descend on the French punter to 'rescue' him from WLC. They will watch as WAC? devours them, alive, from the inside out. They will wonder which fate was suited them the least ill.

(Geeklawyer Apologises to Herman Melville)

Posted by: Geeklawyer at August 21, 2009 05:00 PM

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