Lawyers aren't used to (in most cases) dealing with prospective clients who are fare more educated than most on legal matters.
Especially if they aren't in law school or aren't dating, or related to another attorney. And if you are in law school, dating, or are related to another attorney, then the attorney you're talking to may have already formed some opinions about you and your comprehension of legal matters.
When you take the legal course, run through it, and absorb the material, you start seeing things you can't "unsee".
For me, it proved in past cases there were things I had asked for that were in fact, probable options, but the attorney either refused to acknowledged or dismissed out of convenience or "preference" at that time.
Taking the course shows you how to find exactly what all of your options are at each step of your case.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a conversation with an attorney and already know these things ahead of time?
Here's what makes the lawyers squirm. You describe your situation and then ask the attorney how they think it should be handled.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it.
Now, keep in mind, you're not doing this to purposely catch the attorney trying to trick you from the get go.
Your goal here, if you choose to have an attorney help you with your case, is to find one who knows their stuff and isn't threatened or intimidated by your knowledge of the situation.
Next, you listen for their answers.
Most likely, you'll get pat answers and generic ones. From there, you can start drilling down into each step of the case, or ask them of their knowledge of what is required for each cause of action for your situation, essential facts, and all of that.
Most likely, the attorney will pause and or physically shift in their chair.
Some of them may stop you at that point and try to gain the source of your knowledge. "Are you law student?" may be the first question they have.
And it's OK to tell them you took a self-help legal course, written by a currently, practicing attorney with over 30 years experience, who explains all these things in layman's language.
At this point, the attorney will either begin being skeptical, combative, or curious.
If the attorney allows you keep going down this line of questioning (while you're in a spirit of genuinely trying to be on the same page as a collaborator), and quickly stops being skeptical or even combative, then you may have found a good match.
If they're curious, keep going down the line of questioning, again while you're in the spirit of trying to be on the same page, as long as the lawyer isn't shutting the conversation down, you may have found a good match.
That is, if you want to consult with or hire an attorney for your situation.
Lawyers aren't used to having pro se or other non-legal professionals question their methods or strategies.
Attorney who don't care and won't treat you well while under their retainer will not only squirm, they'll be combative and stay that way. They'll shut your questions or your free consultation down and fast.
I want to assure you, that's OK. That means you've literally just saved yourself from wasting thousands of dollars on mediocre or lazy-lawyering with that particular attorney.
To be fair, it's my sincerest desire that more legal professionals understand this course exists, and that from now on, more and more prospective clients are going to start learning on their own.
Good legal professionals and many non-legal professionals are interested in changing and fixing what is wrong with our current legal systems.
This course rapidly helps close the access to justice problem facing countries with English-based law systems.
Making some lawyers squirm is just bonus.
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