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Holiday special: low rates for legal research and document review if you act now!

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Holiday prices on selected services. Order now!

Did MidLaw recently say that “non-lawyer competitors are thriving based on the proposition that much that law firms do is not the practice of law”?

Well, you can get holiday pricing with that.

MidLaw received an email message that same day (subject: “Christmas Blast”) from somebody in India who offered an “end of the year special.” Special low rates, good only until December 31, for

  • Legal research
  • Summarizing medical records, depositions and trial transcripts
  • Indexing, proofreading & cite-checking of legal documents
  • Preparing case chronologies
  • Review of legal documents
  • Preparation of discovery requests & responses
  • Contract review and abstraction
  • Drafting of summons & complaints
  • Doing redactions, and applying bate-stamps on legal documents
  • Data entry, form fill-ups, template based drafting
  • Making entries on accounting systems.

I am serious. This offer came from a firm that is “not a law firm and neither provides legal advice nor practices law.”

Cut-rate legal research and document review. But you must act now!

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news.

Repose Not the Destiny of Lawyers

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

My partner, Mark Prak, first made me aware of the following, which comes from “The Path of Law,” an article Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. published in the Harvard Law Review in 1897. Mark and I have had many occasions to observe that this is the prime fundament underlying law practice  management:

The training of lawyers is a training in logic. The processes of analogy, discrimination, and deduction are those in which they are most at home. … And the logical method and form flatter that longing for certainty and for repose which is in every human mind. But certainty generally is an illusion, and repose is not the destiny of man.

I might add a comment but, already, I see the error of that.