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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lawyers

Some days I'd rather deal with mutant zombie bikers than have anything to do with lawyers. There was once a time when I thought the collapse would happen and they'd all go away. I was naive. A comet could strike the earth and all we'd have left is cockroaches and lawyers.

Don't believe me? Go to any dirt poor third world country. Wander into the worst part of the ghetto. Somewhere in there will be a lawyer advertising his services. As long as there is any government left at all, we are going to have to deal with lawyers.

My life has always gone better when no lawyers are involved. Pretty much the same can be said for wearing suits. Come to think of it, the last time I wore a suit, lawyers and judges were involved. Sigh.

That's not to say I haven't hired good lawyers. I've been fortunate to have hired good ones over the years. One in particular went above and beyond the call of duty. I'd run out of money and credit and yet he still pursued my case, knowing he'd probably not get paid. He just didn't feel right leaving the case without doing all that he could possibly do. Glad he did, as I actually won in the end.

Currently my lovely wife has a lawyer to help with a disability claim. Believe me, it's almost impossible to make progress without one. Shouldn't be, but there it is. Her case comes before a judge next month. Wish us well. After that, if all goes to plan, we'll be done with lawyers for quite some time.

It's a screwed up system where basic problems require the professional services of a lawyer. I hate it, but we are stuck with it -at least for now. For a guy who settles so many problems outside of normal systems, it's an embarrassment to have to hire legal professionals. The system is closed and outsiders don't have much chance. About the best I can hope for is that I hire well.

-Sixbears

4 comments:

  1. It is not a basic problem when dealing with the .gov because the .gov made it a mess with uneducated morons getting a useless job to leech off of everybody. This way they could say see they are not on the dole que.

    As for lawyers, I used to plan on it and educated to go through with such a thing if I wished, they will always be required. Legal arbitration is necessary. The problem is they pushed to hard to become over zealous in matters of win at all counts, and they hide behind "I am bound to provide the best defense" to justify it. In the case of the DA it is justified by political results. Despite all the ethics classes they are forced to go through, and even undergrads do (I did), they never tell anybody to seek the truth, which is what the original system's purpose is . . . Then again the truth of a case sucks because it means you could lose or win, but that has no in-between . . .

    And people did all they could to kill the old honor code system children were taught because it was racists or something I forget . . . look at us now mommy!

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  2. Good luck! I hope you all win your case.

    China
    III

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  3. In every state there is something called an Independent Living Center, you can go to the national website for NCIL http://www.ncil.org/ and find the one nearest you. IL Center's are non-profit and staffed with people who can answer your questions, or help you in your quest for SSDI. Your state might also have a Disability Rights Center, usually with lawyers on staff, and advocates that can and could go to court with you. I wish you guys the best, the system is ridiculously confusing. ;)

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  4. I have no use for lawyers, they're the ones who created this sickening mess.

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