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Habits of Annoying Lawyers

Trademark and media law guru Ron Coleman lists seven highly annoying habits of lawyers who send overreaching cease-and-desist letters to intimidate writers. Here's three of the seven.




# Covey Habit Lawyer Habit

1

Be Proactive

Be a Prostitute

2

Begin with the end in mind

Begin with the fee in mind

5

Seek first to understand, then to be understood

Seek first to understand what you can get away with, then make your threat understood

You'll have to read Coleman's blog to see the full list or why Stephen R. Covey's The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People is mocked. It's worth the read.

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