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Hiring A Lawyer – Part I


[ This is Part I of a three-part series on hiring a lawyer. Like most human relationships, one size does not fit all. You need to find a lawyer that meets your needs and expectations. I hope that this helps you to find a good fit! ] I have been fascinated for many years with…


The Wizard of Oz Lives


Most of us are familiar with the classic movie scene:  The menacing face hovers amid smoke and roaring flames that hiss with danger, while the booming voice proclaims that “I am the great and powerful Oz!” Dorothy and her companions cower in fear at the sight of the awesome figure before them.  That is, until…


Of Common Sense and Indignity: Do You Really Need a Lawyer?


It’s a tough world out there. People are sometimes careless or reckless. Sometimes they are selfish, inconsiderate, or rude. Sometimes they are just plain mean. Unfortunately, some will lie, cheat, steal, and worse. Things often just don’t work out the way we expected for whatever reason – someone makes a mistake, the business deal goes…


Who’s Driving the Bus?


You’ve got a legal problem. You’ve hired a lawyer. You’re busy. You have work pressures, family obligations, and friends to see.  So, you leave things in your lawyer’s hands, and don’t pay attention to the details of your case.  Besides, your lawyer came highly recommended, and has a sterling reputation – and you are paying…


Document It!


Today’s message is brief: Document it! One of the best and easiest things you can do to avoid or minimize your legal exposure is to ensure that important communications are accurately documented and saved in your files (whether paper or electronic)! The most common legal issue that I have seen through the years is a…



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