I was dwelling on the delusional or maybe, it was merely the fantastical, as I noted that a report last month at “Winning the Lottery, but Keeping Your Job” – NYTimes.com, claimed that two-thirds of American workers would continue working — even if they won $10 million in the lottery — or at least that’s what they told the Gallup Survey. To which I say, “Right!”
Or then again, they must all be lawyers who sometimes trade in feats fantastical.
To cite one instance of the lawyerly phantasmagorical, there was that recent news item about the lawyer that refunded $8200 in fees to a bankruptcy client that was $6371 in debt. According to the report at the Erie Times, the refund was not necessarily animated by a sense of noblesse oblige but because the bankruptcy trustee’s review of the Chapter 7 filing revealed how the debtor had paid more to the attorney “than it would have cost her just to pay her actual creditors.” Imagine that.
And then to punctuate his point, the trustee contended that the lawyer’s advice to file the bankruptcy in the first place “was ill-advised and solely motivated by . . . desire to charge and receive a significant fee.”
Of course my incredulity about lawyering feats fantastical is feigned. What disbelief, after all? Not when hordes of contingency fee lawyers otherwise give little thought to circumstances where they collect more in fees than their clients recover for their injuries.
Happily, however, there’s nothing fantastical about one more post on forthcoming FREE CLE, which is slated for October 2, 2013. The usual disclaimers apply. And as the content concerns the trends “reshaping the management of today’s legal workplace” vis–à–vis the so-called Generation Y aka, “The Millenials,” I’ll resist the inclination to revisit the false dichotomy posed as Millennial Generation: Spoiled or Screwed?
Presented by Thomson Reuters’ West LegalEdcenter and Robert Half Legal, it’s a one-hour event with Certificates of Completion for the Interactive Text program, entitled, The Evolving Legal Profession and the Gen Y Effect Online Course …
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