10 Phrases In-House Lawyers Hear That Portend Disaster

, Texas Lawyer


Lawyers are people who need to see trouble coming — whether it's is a sticky suit, a bad witness, a shady client or a back-stabbing colleague. Here are 10 warning signs to help you do just that.

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  • Calling It Like It Is

    A great article. I like that it tells in-house lawyers to get out ahead of problems and insists that you should.

    I would add - "I am willing to assume that risk." Ask that person about that after a disaster occurs. Generally the person making that statement has no idea of the real risks, doesn't care, can't afford to evaluate the "real" risks or some combination of the three.

  • Portia's Daughter

    I truly enjoyed this article, and have collected the on-point quotations for my own edification. You raise a number of extraordinarily critical facts, in particular those related to the ways of the sociopath. I have both read the two books you cite to, and have been the victim of a sociopath myself. Would that I had been warned and taught the signs of the danger; my life would be very different today.

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