Retainers & Unbundled Legal Services

  You may have heard someone say, "my lawyer" or have used the term yourself.  More recently, people even say "lawyer up" when talking about hiring a lawyer for a case. Traditionally, this means an attorney hired with a retainer and engagement agreement to handle...

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Getting What You Need in a Settlement

  Settlement is almost always the most efficient and satisfactory way to resolve a case.  That being said, the best way to prepare to settle is by preparing to try the case.  The same facts and legal analysis play roles in both processes.   The main difference is...

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The Pro Se Litigant

  My client and I wait for a woman to clear her bundle of papers from the thick wooden Petitioner’s table. The woman glances nervously at us and then at the gray-haired, black-robed judge, seated high at his mahogany bench. The woman’s hands shake and her eyes...

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