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October 17, 2011

Distinguish Yourself. Change How Clients Think About Lawyers.

In America, they made it easy to become a lawyer. Some day, everyone, including your waitress in Hamilton, Ohio, will be a lawyer. So get a head start on those you can. Distinguish yourself by serving clients. And get higher standards.

Rule 4: Deliver Legal Work That Change the Way Clients Think About Lawyers. From our annoying-but-true 12 Rules. My waitress in Ohio last week attended Oberlin, was Coif in law school, made Law Review, and has a Marshall Scholarship. And a kid.

She's a CPA, too. She knows the difference between Whitman, Wordsworth and Whittier. She never feels sorry for herself. She thinks it's a privilege just to work. She never whines.

What about your waitress? When she finds a job at a great firm--and she will--she's going to surprise clients with her work, her energy, her effciency, her judgment and her Moxie. You don't think she can kick your prissy white-collar ass? I do.


Posted by JD Hull at October 17, 2011 11:59 PM


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