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2 Things About The Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

I. The Corporate Veil issue Normally, a corporation is an independent entity, separate and distinct from its owners. This has been recognized for (literally) centuries as the point of creating a corporation. [By the way, corporations are a fairly recent … Continue reading

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I’ve Got A Birthday Coming Up

Or maybe it is an anniversary. I’m not sure. Whatever it is though, it’s special to me. No, it is not my birthday as most think of it. It’s the day after my birthday when, after 3 years of talking, … Continue reading

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I’m Not A Miracle Worker

No lawyer is. We can help. We can sometimes solve problems. But none of us can do the impossible. 1. I can’t make the case go faster just because you want me to. 2. You rented your investment condo/house to … Continue reading

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There Is A Joke I Tell Sometimes

A man decides to cross North America in a hot air balloon. However, not planning real well and going way too high, he soon becomes lost.  He lets some hot air out of the balloon, which slowly descended below the … Continue reading

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Games Lawyers Play

Today’s game is called:  rush the witness.  Fact:  the other side wants to take your client’s deposition before turning over the documents it is obligated to turn over in normal discovery.  What can you, the lawyer do?  After all, the … Continue reading

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Don’t Write On The Originals!

Sometimes potential clients will come to me with documents already prepared.  Many times they will have yellow highlights, written notes, comments, thoughts, cross-referencing to other documents and other “blemishes.”  Is this a good idea?  While some attorneys might disagree with … Continue reading

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Doing My Best

I care about every case and every client.  They come to me for help.  I try my damndest for them.  But sometimes I lose.  God I hate that.  It hurts to lose.  But there are some clients (a very few) … Continue reading

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Consultations

Yes, Kaufman Law does do consultations before being hired.  In fact, we require these consultations to be sure that a) your legal problem is a problem that we are interested in and competent to handle and b) that we can … Continue reading

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What is Pro Bono Work/Why Won’t An Attorney Take My Case For Free?

A potential client was very upset and offended today when I told him I would not handle his case “pro bono.”  While I felt bad about the predicament the client was in, the case was not one where pro bono … Continue reading

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Do I Tell A Client S/he Has “No Case”?

Rarely.  Usually the client has been wronged but it would be very costly to litigate the case and the recoverable damages are low relative to the cost of the litigation.  So Ms Client, if you hear a lawyer tell you … Continue reading

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