Return of the Deal Makers


Lawyers used to be great deal makers, but the deal makers seem to have joined the witness relocation program. Where have they all gone?

Here is the latest deal:

“As lawyers we will work hard for you, it will be very expensive- but you will get high quality legal work.”

“How much will it cost?”

“I’m sorry, we can’t answer that.”

“Why not? What if I can’t afford it? How can I budget for this?”

“We are sorry, we are lawyers- and that is the deal. We will send you a bill at the end of the month.”

These are LAWYERS we are talking about. This is a group that knows how to negotiate great deals – they’ve done it tens of thousands of times, just ask them. This is the same group that created the United States Constitution. So why are their clients on the losing end of the deal? Why does the billable hour have to survive? Customers are demanding a better model, but come on – as lawyers we should be able to deliver.

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