Comment: You don't get the last word

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You don't get the last word

...not just because you put me on mute. It is too easy and tempting to refute what you just said.

Okay, first of all - it might not have been your body odor, it could have been your friend's.

And I am half - kidding. I don't really think he stinks to high heaven, but on the other hand, who is to say why any given attorney didn't take a case.

Chances are - your friend's case was not so wonderous as you think it might be. Or profitable, or meritorious. Otherwise, out of seven lawyers, someone would take it, or at least refer him to someone else that would take it.

In the legal field (and I suspect many others) people never seem to want legal advice. The correct approach isn't to go to a lawyer and say "My case is wonderful whether you agree with that or not. Take it or I'll walk around defaming you and claiming you care only about money and have 6 Jaguars." The correct approach is to go see the lawyer, say "here is what happened to me - do I have a case, and would you or someone you know be interested in it?" And be open to hearing things you might not expect to hear - perhaps even some good, but maybe some bad.

In the Patriot movement there is a tendency for people to go to a lawyer and expect him to buy into all of their fantasies about the legal system. Not only does he not have to do that, but he has a professional obligation to save these people from themselves. Oftentimes the law is adverse and unless one is willing to fund years of litigation, even appeals and perhaps Certiorari, there is simply no chance of a good result (and even then it is a small percentage). If the person is wealthy or the client is some legal change foundation, maybe that's appropriate. If it is a homeowner who has no retirement savings, only 3 or4 Jaguars (I kid!) and no other assets, maybe leading someone down that path is cruel.

I am giving you and your friend the benefit of the doubt here, as things are likely far worse if, as was represented, seven lawyers actually "dropped" him. That means that they thought the case had merit, but could not work with him. Typically that means the client is insane or dishonest. That is the only way someone actually hires seven lawyers and gets dropped by seven lawyers for the same case. And that speaks volumes to anyone in the legal profession.

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."-- Albert Einstein