LET ME HELP YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT! In this series of pointers, you will receive SUPER SIMPLIFIED tips on how to understand and address your business legal situations. After more than 28 years in this Idaho law profession, let me help you from my perspective. We will begin this series with the question: “Is it ok to hate my lawyer? We will end with how do I know when to contact my lawyer/accountant, other service professional?
SIMPLE TIP NUMBER ONE:
CAN YOU HATE/DISTRUST LAWYERS AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION?
YES. It is ok to hate your lawyer. It is ok to follow the easy stereotypical path about the legal profession.
The Fatal Mistake to not accept and understand your lawyer’s essential roles and necessary involvements in and toward your business successes. So, … your obligation is not necessarily to like your lawyer, your obligation is to learn to at least trust your lawyer and to properly and efficiently utilize your lawyer for your business success. We will later discuss the even more un-popular notion of…. Yelp, trusting more than one lawyer. Naturally it is also ok to like your lawyer too. (Uggh, sounds scary).
NEXT SESSION --- Proess is a key component to in approaching legal situations.
SIMPLE TIP NUMBER TWO:
Now that we know you want to learn how to properly and efficiently utilize your lawyer for your business success, what are some of the necessary steps to accomplish this? Somewhere in my 28 years a realization overcame me about how, in general, we can better accept how to deal with lawyers and the legal system. (Actually, one of our esteemed local district judges turned me on to this). You can better like your lawyer and the legal system if you first understand and accept one word; Process.
Lawyers, and therefore you as the client, are required to participate in the legal process. As an example, in a seemingly straight forward breach of contract law suit, we must all engage in the process before you have your “day in court” to prove that someone breached your contract and caused you financial loss.
NEXT TIME, PROCESS, continued, the specific steps in the litigation “process.”