oa De Rebus - Speak softly but carry big stick
|Article Title||Speak softly but carry big stick|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Feb 1971|
|Keyword(s)||Dissatisfaction and Fellow practitioners|
I'm sick and tired of being told by my fellow practitioners that my clients haven't got a case and I've no doubt that my fellow practitioners are sick and tired of being told by their fellow practitioners that their clients haven't got a case. They never say it to you face to face because they can't look you straight in the eye, but put them at the other end of a letter or telephone line and your client is the lousiest scoundrel unhung. The arrogance of the long-distance attorney! ""Hullo old chap!"", he says condescendingly over the 'phone. ""Just got your letter in the Blathers matter; it just won't wash you know!""
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