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March 15, 2017

Don't Introduce Yourself as a Lawyer to Strangers & Folks You Just Met.

The majority view answer? Don't do it, kid. It can only hurt.

Unless business is just standing there in front of you 5 feet away--like the homely cotillion girl who no one is asking to dance--I suggest you never tell anyone you're a lawyer. It will immediately limit--even if in favorable ways--how you are perceived for the rest of the conversation.

--From comment made yesterday at ATL Surrogate to "Survival Tips for Today's Lawyer, Part I: Professional Non-Disclosure," a Partner Emeritus post.

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Posted by JD Hull at March 15, 2017 07:32 AM

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