Complaining About A Lawyer

complaining about a lawyer
  • complaining(a): expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment; "a complaining boss"
  • State a grievance
  • (complain) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"
  • (complain) make a formal accusation; bring a formal charge; "The plaintiff's lawyer complained that he defendant had physically abused his client"
  • Express dissatisfaction or annoyance about a state of affairs or an event
  • State that one is suffering from (a pain or other symptom of illness)
  • The burbot (Lota lota), from old french barbot, is the only freshwater gadiform (cod-like) fish. It is also known as mariah, the lawyer, and (misleadingly) eelpout, and closely related to the common ling and the cusk. It is the only member of the genus Lota.
  • A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law.
  • A person who practices or studies law; an attorney or a counselor
  • a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
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Jeremy Blachman - Anonymous Lawyer (200
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“The best part of my job is getting to watch people like him go from happy, energetic, eager-to-please young law school graduates to slightly older, frustrated, burned-out midlevel associates who can’t stand to be here.” “I showed a clip from March of the Penguins for an example of mindless work performed without complaint. The penguins march back and forth to and from the ocean, a long and arduous march in the cold on which many perish, yet none every bitch and moan. They just of it. No whining, no trying to sneak out of the pack to find a shortcut, no escaping, no giving up. The penguins walk simply because that’s what they’re supposed to do. That’s all we’re asking our associates to do. They don’t have to make it more complicated than that. Just march. March to the library. March to the document room. March to the printer. All together now, mindlessly following the herd. That’s all we need. Bodies, not brains. The penguins don’t expect to be challenged. The penguins don’t expect any individual attention. The penguins don’t expect any praise for their work. They just do what they had to do. They march.” “The reality is that anyone who’s got something else pulling at him is not going to be a good fit here. You can’t spend a hundred and ten hours in the office if your heart is somewhere else. This is too all-consuming to leave room for passions. We know most of our associates don’t truly love the law. We accept that. They’re here because there’s no job they can get this easily that’ll pay this much money, and there’s nothing else pulling at them to pursue something different. That’s fine. But when we’re the backup plan for someone with a creative dream, it’s trouble. They whimp out on us. They start to imagine they deserve better. They don’t deserve better. There is no better. This is as good as it gets.” “I grew up comfortable, but Mom and Dad never made us feel rich. I went to public schools. I had friends whose parents did all sort of things: schoolteachers, council members, shopkeepers, my best friend’s dad was a plumber. We weren’t sheltered in the same way that children are now. Our kids can’t go to public school here, and I don’t have time to have friends. They’re surrounded by other kids whose parents have money, and it’s not the world normal people live in. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very glad we have money, but I’m old. I’m allowed to be judgmental and elitist. But I don’t want to force it on my kids. I’ve failed them, to some extent. I made a choice, years ago, and it’s a choice I can’t take back. At least if I’m chairman all the promises are justified. It’s too easy to block out these thoughts when I’m in the office, surrounded by a couple hundred other people who’ve made the same choices I have. We validate one another’s decisions, just by virtue of being at work.” “I used to hear about people I knew becoming great things – a CEO, a writer, a congressman – and I still can’t admit that I’m never going to be one of those people. But when everyone who gets a profile in The New Yorker is younger than you, you start to feel a little less confident. When you turn 30, 32, 35, 38, you start to realize that the people making a difference are of a different generation.” “Associates become friends with one another out of necessity. You don’t see anyone else all day, and you don’t want to spend your birthday alone, so groups of two, three, four, five associates become one another’s complete social network, complaining to each other about the work, and lamenting their life choices. Partners become friends with one another out of necessity too. There’s no one else to be friends with. No one else understands."
Scotland on Sunday February 2001 - Legal Profession in the dock over complaints about self regulation
Scotland on Sunday February 2001 - Legal Profession in the dock over complaints about self regulation
Legal Profession in the Dock over complaints about self regulation Peter Laing 18 February Scotland on Sunday The power of lawyers to discipline corrupt or incompetent colleagues is to be investigated by the Scottish Parliament amid crowing concernt at the perceived failure of self-regulation in the legal profession. The parliament's Justice Committee is to launch an inquiry after numerous complaints about the failure of solicitors to keep their own house in order. Members of the public, someof whom have lost thousands of pounds as a result of legal blunders, claim the regulatory system simply allows solicitors to watch each other's backs. The result, they say is long delays in hearing complaints and paltry punishments when cases are upheld. The Law Society of Scotland, the body which represents solicitors and investigates complaints against them, rejects the claims and will argue that it should keep its powers of self regulation. Alisdair Morgan MSP, Chairman of the Justice Committee, said an investigation was "high up our agenda" and there was a trong possibility it woudl start within months. Peter Cherbi is typical of the determined band of legal victims who feel solicitors should be stripped of their powers of self regulation. He claims a lawyer's error robbed him of a ?300,000 inheritance. Ten Years on, he has been offered ?15,000 compensation, but faces legal costs of at least ?22,000. Cherbi, from Jedburgh expected to inherit his father's estate when he died. aged 73, in 1990. Four years later, he realised the estate, which had been handled by local lawyer Andrew Penman, was worthless. Cherbi believes the money was lost through avoidable interest payments, fees and mishandled selling of shares & investments. He complained to the Law Society, which originally planned to prosecute Penman. After written sumbissions, it decided on a reprimand and ordered him to pay compensation worth ?1000. Cherbi then complained about the Law Society to its watchdog, the Scottish Legal Services Ombudsman. BUt that has ended in acrimony and a possible legal action against the ombudsman. A separate action for compensation against Penman resulted in an offer of ?15,000 from his solicitors. Cherbi said "That is no use because I have legal costs for fighting my case of ?22,000 and the estate is ?43,000 in debt.. I am delighted that self-regulation is finally to be looked at. It's a liars' charter written by liars for liars. They sit on each other's committees and they are obsessed with protecting each other. "There has to be independent regulation with public participation. The victim must be able to get a fair hearing" Phil Gallie, Tory Justice spokesman and a membrer of the Committee said "I have had a number of people coming to me with cases, four or five in the last six months. Some of these cases have been outstanding for several years" A spokesman for the Law Society said there had been a 18% drop in complaints between 1999 and 2000, down from 1,338 to 1094

complaining about a lawyer
complaining about a lawyer
A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted
“A Complaint Free World is an engaging, enjoyable, easy-to-read reminder that the only permanent, constructive changes you can make in the world are the changes that you make in yourself.”
–Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul and Soul to Soul

·What exactly is a complaint? (Chapter 1)
·Why is complaining destructive? (Chapters 2-3)
·How can I get others around me to stop complaining? (Chapter 3)
·How can we affect social change if we don't complain? (Chapter 5)
·Why is it so hard to stop complaining? (Chapters 4-6)
·What happens once I no longer complain? (Chapter 8)

You may have pondered these questions yourself. Since the Complaint Free program began, Will Bowen has received hundreds of calls, letters and emails asking these and other important questions. In A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted, he provides practical answers and includes inspiring and touching stories from people just like you who have transformed their lives by becoming Complaint Free.

Over 6 million people in more than 80 countries have taken the Complaint Free challenge and their lives are a testament to the positive effects of this simple idea. Find out how forming the simple habit of not complaining can transform your health, relationships, career and life.

In your hands, you hold the secret to transforming your life. Big words? Yes, but this is a plan that has already proven itself with millions of people around the world. Pastor Will Bowen developed the life-changing A Complaint Free World plan based on the simple idea that good things will happen for you in abundance if you can just leave your grumbling behind. In a Sunday-morning sermon, Will told his congregation he wanted to make the world a complaint-free zone and, to prove he was serious, he passed out purple bracelets to each church member and offered them a challenge. "If you catch yourself complaining, take the bracelet and move it to the other wrist."

Now, less than a year later, more than six million people have taken up the challenge, trying to go twenty-one consecutive days without complaining, criticizing, or gossiping, and in so doing, forming a new, positive habit. By changing your words, you can change your thoughts and then begin to create your life by design. People have shared stories with Will of chronic pain relieved, relationships healed, careers improved, and becoming an overall happier person. Less pain, improved health, satisfying relationships, a better job, being more serene and joyous—sound good? It’s not only possible, it’s probable. Consciously striving to reformat your mental hard drive is not easy, but you can start now by using the steps Bowen presents here.

In this book, you can learn what constitutes a complaint, why we complain, what benefits we think we receive from complaining, how complaining is destructive to our lives, and how we can get others around us to stop complaining. You will learn the steps to eradicating this poisonous form of expression from your life. If you stay with it, you will find that not only will you not complain, but others around you will cease to do so as well. In a short period of time, you can have the life you’ve always dreamed of having.