Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Don't Lie to Your Attorney

Twice in the ten months that I have been a practicing attorney I've been working on a case that has been in litigation for a year or more when the client called the office to say something along the lines of, "by the way, that information/document/evidence I gave you last year was untrue/stolen/only half the story." Getting a bombshell like that only a month or two months or even six months before trial is just the worst. For an attorney, working with unfavorable facts is a challenge; finding out you've been working with incomplete facts is a disaster. No matter how bad the information looks, there is no good reason to hold out on your lawyer.

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