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Fri Sep 14 13:15:50 UTC 2007
On 9/13/07, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> In a very real sense, *EVERY* law report is the history of a mistake.
> The mistake may bave been a physical one: who caused the accident. It
> may have been a factual and legal one: 'you are dismissed for cause'.
> (That's both factual and legal dynamite). And it may have been a purely
> legal one: 'our lawyers say the contract gives us the right to
> terminate'. But the parties never end up in court without SOMEONE being
> wrong. And it is not always possible to determine who will be found to
> be wrong. And remember, the person in the courtroom who knows the least
> about what happened is the person who decides. The parties and their
> lawyers know lots more about it. And sometimes the best advice a lawyer
> can give to a client about something is to sound exactly like your
> mother when she said "Don't DO that!" "Whhhyyyy" "Because I said so."
> And it takes all of these recycled electrons because, as a lawyer I am
> never, ever prolix, verbose or longwinded. To the contrary, I am always
> short, terse and succinct.
> Because I said so!
bravo! well said/scripted.
i think that was the first thing written by a lawyer (Barrister) that
i actually could make sense of.
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