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I decided on 101 reasons as I didn’t want to depress the entire legal profession by having 1,001.
Paul Brennan, Lawyer, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Saturday, May 17, 2008

# 9. They can be so scruffy


Q. My lawyer is so scruffy that I am ashamed to be seen with him in court. I am worried that the other lawyers look down on him. What can I do to make him more presentable?


A. I, for one, believe that there is no excuse, even for inept lawyers, not to look their best when in the company of clients. It is the least they can do. Standard of dress is something that judges look for in addition to legal argument. I have seen cases lost for the want of a trouser press.

Tell him that you do not expect Beau Brummel but to get a grip.

J.F.


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