THE EDUCATED CLIENT

THE EDUCATED CLIENT

By Tim Barkley. May 2016. The lawyer nodded. “I think I understand your situation,” he said. “Here’s what I advise …” Some time later, the client still looked uncertain. “Could you go over that again? I feel silly not getting it the first time through, but I really don’t understand.” “I’m sorry,” replied the lawyer. “Let me try this … Here’s another way to look at it.” With a few quick pen strokes he sketched a flowchart...

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FLIP-FLOP

FLIP-FLOP

By Tim Barkley. August 2013. “Hi, Susan!” The attorney appeared to be talking nonsensically to himself, but everyone who saw him pacing outside his office could make out the telltale flashing blue light at his ear that indicated otherwise. “Late-breaking news! I’m going to be frank: you’re not going to like this but hear me out. “I just heard from your mother’s court-appointed lawyer, and she says that,...

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