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Sunday, July 22, 2012

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riisacoff

So the suit got dismissed. At least the Plaintiffs didn't have to hire an attorney. Maybe that's part of the problem. No one is hiring attorneys. This is the era of "DYI" and Robert Shapiro, Esq. (a multi-millionaire) comes up with, or a least is the shill for, "LEGAL ZOOM".

It's great that he/they advertise that the forms are approved in all 50 states (how about P.R. and American Somoa?). The usual disclaimers about not giving legal advice follow. BUT, just having the forms available is giving legal advice. Regardless it's just another hit.

I have been an attorney since 1977, in private practice since 1991. Business is non-existent unless I start doing Court Appointed criminal work and that is poorly funded so...

The CFPB should investigate Law Schools to see if we need bother. Maybe they should all close for a decade. If I am not going to get paid and new lawyers are not going to get jobs, may as well do something more useful. Mr. Shapiro would concur I assume.

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