“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In today’s litigious environment, this nugget of wisdom is more meaningful than ever before. The media stereotype depicts the lawyer engaging in dramatic courtroom battles, in which the client’s bacon is saved at the last minute by brilliant cross-examination and closing argument. On the other hand, some of the most respected and revered attorneys in this town (I am thinking of Don Dole) have been those lawyers who assisted their clients to order their affairs and make their arrangements so as to avoid the courtroom in the first place. In …
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