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Posted on: Jul 3, 2015
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Civility Never Goes Out of Style

By Sean Hessler, Hessler Law

This article was originally published in 2011, but the point is still valid: civility breeds success. The author mentions client expectations and the incorrect expectation that lawyers on different sides of an issue should always be confrontational. I have actually experienced this misconception when a client expressed disapproval of me saying goodbye and shaking opposing counsel’s hand after a hearing. Of course this collegiality later benefited the client when it came time to negotiate. Read this article to learn how treating each other with respect can benefit everyone.

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