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Subject:  Re: OT - Consumer Reports on Doctors and Lawyers Date:  8/26/2001  6:48 PM
Author:  BeanieMike Number:  48955 of 794680

Has ANYONE ever worked with a COMPETENT attorney? I have never met one. It appears to me that the only thing an attorney does is sign the letters and forms his/her secretary or legal aide prepare, and delay things enough until the litigants give up and reach an agreement on their own. Then, they take 30% - 40% of whatever was "won".

Although I tend to share your general opinion about attorneys, the biggest problem people probably have is trying to find a good one when you need one. As with other professionals and service providers, we usually won't find out how good they are 'til the job's finished. Hopefully, most of us can get through life without the need for a great attorney, or at least we can survive dealing with the average ones.

I spent more than a couple years worki