#PSA #LegalEvil #ConsumerAlert #GRIP #TPTAR #NFOJA #JIM Never tell your lawyer how much money you make nor how much you can afford to pay.
Why? Contrary to what you may see on TV or in the movies, lawyers generally consider themselves to be in the same legal Fraternity. The go to the same social clubs and cocktail parties. They meet on the golf course and at the country club.
Your lawyer and the other sides lawyer get together and discuss how long you and the other side can sustain the litigation.
And then they pace the litigation to use up all of your money.... Then, when you are at the end of your rope, if the judge has told the lawyers that he wants the other party to win, your player makes his play...
Your lawyer demands that you pay a big sum, like $1500.00 to $3500.00 or they cannot represent you anymore. And then, they lead you to believe that you had to lose or settle for less justice than you wanted because you ran out of money... Not because the case was fixed.
Oh, and sometimes the facts and Rule of Law come into play... but we will save that for a another #LegalEvil #PSA.
About 1995 I formulated this quote:
"The American Judicial System is the best appearance of justice that money can buy."
More recently, this is another quote of mine that reflects my opinion of the Judiciary.
"We No Longer have the Rule of Law, instead we have Might Makes Right, the whim of Judges and How much Justice can you afford?"
Those were my thoughts.
The Cynical Patriot