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    Oct 26, 2011 11:04 AM GMT
    I practiced in South Carolina for 20 years now and I work in state electoral politics and lobbying. Ask me anything. See me magically qualify my answers so that you cannot sue me. (I have an exwife and two children, so I have no money anyway)
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    Oct 26, 2011 11:05 AM GMT
    Shouldnt you be charging like an astronomical fee for answering questions?
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    Oct 26, 2011 11:21 AM GMT
    Have you ever sexed a client?
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    Oct 26, 2011 11:23 AM GMT
    Only you would ask such a question pure! icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 26, 2011 11:34 AM GMT
    1. fees - Lawyers are the ONLY profession who can get in trouble for not giving their services away. We are REQUIRED to work for free by the court. I went to court the other day on a case that was appointed and I got zero for it.

    2. Pure, It is unethical to sex a client. I would lose my law license. I have had some SMOKING HOT clients however and thought about it.... but never acted on it.
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    Oct 26, 2011 11:51 AM GMT
    What you would consider to be the most difficult type of lawyer and does the type of work for they do dictate how their services are paid for?
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    Oct 26, 2011 12:58 PM GMT
    Have I been a bad boy? How should I be punished?


    Lol
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:53 PM GMT
    In a civil case involving slander, upon whom is the burden of proof?
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:56 PM GMT
    The burden is always on the Plaintiff, unless the Defendant has an "affirmative defense" in other words a defense that relies on other evidence.

    I never took a slander/defamation case. They are next to impossible to prove around here.
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    Oct 26, 2011 1:56 PM GMT
    wolverinecub86 saidHave I been a bad boy? How should I be punished?


    Lol


    I have my ways.
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    I once had a lawyer who clearly magnified his time records (by like a factor of 7). I challenged the law firm on it and they backed down. But is this common in the profession (not you, of course)!!
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    Padding your fee is a big time no-no and can get you in trouble BADDDD...

    Whenever I altered my fees, I altered them DOWN so that my client felt good about the representation when they left. Consequently, I had no problems getting business.

    Give people a quality product for a fair price and they will enjoy the experience. In SC, you can get in bigtime trouble for padding your fees. A lawyer got in trouble for that last week and it created a huge buzz... mainly everyone in the legal community thinking, "What a fucking dumbass"
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:07 PM GMT
    I like how my question got skipped but I suppose that's to be expected.
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    Oct 26, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    I need a living will but don't have any friends/family to use as an executor. Does my lawyer or someone else make those decisions for a predetermined fee?

    Also, I am contemplating purchasing a condo in either Vegas, Florida or California. My intent would be to escape the Canadian winters for 5-6 months but still remain a Canadian citizen. Am I allowed to work in the U.S. while there and is there a limit as to how long I can stay in the U.S.?

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    Oct 26, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    Why did the lawyer cross the road?