|Reply All 9/1/2011 Donna A. Lewis|
- Lawyers deal with individuals' difficult problems. Individuals rarely visit lawyers to receive or deliver good news.They meet with people in suits who speak a different language and who present options which range from dreadful to unimaginable to unintelligible.While it is true that the best lawyers try very hard to make sure that their clients really understand problems and options, it never easy to be certain. Lawyering is hard work.
- Lawyers deal with difficult problems in organizations. In organizations which separate legal from everything else, the Legal Department may be the last stop before presenting a project to Supreme Deciders for approval. This can get ugly.
"Congratulations, you have done excellent work to define the problem and recommend solutions.We need to work together to iron out some issues that you may not have considered. I look forward to working with you before we present this proposal to The Supreme Deciders."