Carolyn Elefant Attorney at Law "An American Attorney from Hell"
Lawyers Make Mistakes
Special to Law.com
February 07, 2005
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All lawyers make mistakes. Some mistakes are minor, but others have serious consequences. But what many attorneys lose sight of is that the mistakes themselves don't matter. What does is what lawyers do -- or don't do -- to correct them.
When attorneys discover that they've made a mistake, lawyerly instincts usually kick in: They rationalize that the error is harmless, use argument skills to deny that a mistake has been made, or, as every good witness is taught, refuse to own up to the mistake unless and until the issue is raised by someone else.
In addition, because the obligation to protect client confidences forces lawyers to learn secrecy early on, many attorneys are naturally inclined to conceal their errors. But while acting like lawyers serves clients well in an adversarial process, lawyers don't serve themselves -- or their clients -- when they apply these instincts to addressing errors. Ignoring, rationalizing or concealing mistakes only compounds them.
A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLEHILL ---
The moral here? If opposing counsel or a judge points out a mistake, admit it when it's appropriate to do so, and move on. http://www.law.com/jsp/law/sfb/lawArticleSFB.jsp?id=1107550994257 -- By Carolyn Elefant Attorney
by Annie 12/05/2010 18.10
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The saying goes; "It takes a thief to catch a thief", who have you got here 'putting you on the right road'?- Clearly this one giving out advice must be the 'expert' in "how to tell lies when you don't know you are telling them" because of her incompetence in the field of information gathering, possibly caused by a touch of dyslexia, Ms Elefant has published lies and defamatory content about the website SolicitorsFromHell.Com on the Internet and doesn't even know she is doing it, I wonder when it gets through to her she will have the 'Balls' to put her hands-up and acknowledge it. If she does I will certainly tell you all about it. The answer at the moment is No No No No.Confirmation that a complaint has been sent to the Washington State Bar Association Click Here .