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Case Dismissed

By Internet Lawyer

You don’t have to be an Internet attorney to be ticked off by the results of today’s jury duty. All five cases scheduled for trial today apparently settled.
While settlement is a good thing, doing it on the day of trial meant that lawyers for both sides of each case wasted an irreplaceable day of productivity for the hundreds of prospective jurors who showed up per court summons.
Every one of these cases could have settled prior to the day of trial. The ejuror website would have notified those summoned that they didn’t need to show up. Instead, the lawyers wasted everyone’s time.
If cases settle on the day of trial, attorneys for both sides should be sanctioned an amount to pay each prospective juror based upon the daily average per capita income in the jurisdiction.
Jurors would be more likely to serve if lawyers respected their time. This is just one of many reasons why I prefer being an Internet attorney instead of a trial lawyer.
To your online success!
-Mike the Internet attorney
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Business Contracts – Why Customized Agreements Are Better Than Legal Forms

By Internet Lawyer

A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more people or business entities that creates obligations for each party to perform. Some people prefer to go the “cheap” route by picking a form randomly off the Internet and plugging in details trying to customize the form without having the legal knowledge to do it right. When things go wrong, as they often will, if the completed form is enforceable at all the court’s interpretation of what it means can come as an unpleasant surprise to the nonlawyers who signed it.

If you’re going to get legal forms, get them directly from a competent lawyer instead of trying to pick something and make it fit to your situation without knowing what needs to be included to protect your legal rights.

A better course of action is to have your attorney actually draft a customized agreement that reflects your needs. Most business deals contain unique characteristics. In the long run, the extra you pay for a customized contract now can save you lots of legal fees later.