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Legal Advice for Lawyers in 5 Words or Less

By George Khoury, Esq. | Last updated on

It's not uncommon for lawyers to need a bit of legal advice from time to time, and, unless we're lucky, when we turn to our colleagues we get a bit of short but painfully true advice, usually in five words or less.

And when you're on the other side of that call for some legal advice from a fellow practitioner, you might wish you knew more of those quick, simple, this-is-all-I'm-going-to-say-about-that, canned language you can use. Lucky for you, below, you'll find a shortlist of some of our favorites that you can simply preface with, "This is all I'm going to say about this."

When Asked for Tax Advice

  • "Always pay your taxes."
  • "You need a tax specialist."
  • "Don't ask me."

When Asked About Difficult Clients

  • "Get your fees upfront."
  • "Put that in writing."
  • "Don't put that in writing."

When Asked About Difficult Opposing Counsel

  • "Always get it in writing."
  • "Never miss a deadline."
  • "Take the settlement!"
  • "Don't tell the judge."

When Asked About Various Strategies

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