How to Instruct a Lawyer


This cheeky monkey has had a lifetime of exposure to lawyers but what can you do? Sometimes life brings us lawyers…What I learned was that it is important to remember that you are the boss when you hire a lawyer. They are your agent and not your friend. They get paid no matter what. It is a business arrangement. Yes, they are the
experts when it comes to the law(somewhat)but it is your life that is affected
by the legal action. Ask the tough questions and make sure your interests are represented so that you get what you want. Ask for
their advice, do your own research and then make up your own mind. When you want to tell your lawyer what to do… say, "I am instructing you to…. Better yet, do it in writing and use those words to preface your sentence. They must follow your directions or quit. At least you are in the driver seat.

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