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June 05, 2012

Simple Justice on Simple Clients and other Customer Life Forms.

There but for the grace of Karl Llewellyn go we. See Scott Greenfield's "The Unsophisticated Client". Excerpt on my notion of certain flora and Clients from Hell:

Many defendants are barely literate, if at all. Put papers before them with page after page of black marks on white and they are overwhelmed with your legal brilliance. They haven't got the slightest clue what the words mean, whether your caselaw is relevant or whether your argument holds any water at all, but they feel the weight of the paper, the see the exhibit tabs, they fondle the heft and are impressed. You produced all these pages just for them. You must be a good lawyer.

Ivy-educated Greenfield pre-2009 Bergen County shotgun accident.

Posted by JD Hull at June 5, 2012 11:59 PM


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