The Mayer Law Blog

Facts and Process

Posted January 8th, 2014 in General

The law is definitely about facts. Clients know this and no lawyer would ever deny the same.

However, it is just as much about process (and often more about process than facts). Clients often fail to recognize this, which is understandable considering their focus and emotional attachment to the facts. That’s where lawyers are valuable. We focus on both, and we especially know and understand the process.

Here’s a great post about a situation where a client clearly does not recognize what lawyers need to do our jobs. It shows how the client thought certain aspects of a case were simple, and the lawyer merely needed to make a few small changes. Little does the client realize that he may have materially altered his case, to a point where the lawyer’s job is made exceedingly difficult, if not impossible.

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