Tuesday, August 27, 2013
My husband is an attorney. He practices with one law partner in the Washington, DC area. He focuses on corporate and business law, while his partner focuses on real estate, bankruptcy and litigation. They often get requests for representation from potential clients. It astonishes me how many people expect lawyers to work for no upfront fee. In fact, some people seem to think that there are a lot of free bankruptcy lawyers. Although I understand that the court pays counsel out of bankruptcy judgments, I suspect that there are not many attorneys who are comfortable working for no guaranteed pay.