Legal recourse

. . . . . . . If you’re unlucky in life and sustain an injury or loss, you’re going to have to turn to a lawyer at some point.

. . . . . . . They have a bad reputation as being uncaring sharks. Most lawyers are proud of their profession and regard themselves as being guardians of civilization. You should approach them with that attitude in mind always.

“I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.” — Steven Wright

. . . . . . . Instead of hissing “ambulance-chaser” under your breath, think “sentinel of civilization.” Think “guardian.” Think of them as being the responsible adults in a world that sometimes doesn’t seem to care.

. . . . . . . The lawyer’s job is to bring the facts to a court of law that can settle matters in your favor. First the case has to be winnable. Your lawyer will honestly give you the odds of victory over defeat. If you still wish to persuade, be as helpful and truthful as you can with your case. Assume everything you know will come out in a court of law. Assume factoids will be twisted and used against you.

. . . . . . . Don’t assume opposing lawyers are scum. Assume everyone in the courtroom, including the judge, is a gentleman.

. . . . . . . As it goes in the Sting song, “A Gentleman will walk but Never Run.” *slight smile* Although I think the quote might be a tad older than the song.

. . . . . . . When you walk into court, come prepared. Bring copious notes. Bring a thick red pencil and circle photocopies you’ve made of the original documents … these to be shown to your lawyer seated beside you.

. . . . . . . When you speak to the judge, look him in the eyes. Do not waver. Don’t get hysterical, but be firm and even defiant. Emotions can help your case, but only in the right order and in the right intensity.

. . . . . . . Lastly, prepare to concede ground. In the Israel-Palestinian conflict ground will eventually be agreed-upon and peace will come to the land. That is the model you want to keep in mind. Zion abides, Zion rules.

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2 thoughts on “Legal recourse

    1. If you were dependent upon a doctor to heal you, you wouldn’t put obstacles — psychological or otherwise — in his way. I simply take the same view as to advocates.

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