- How to get a lawyer to focus on your agenda, page 32.
- Learn the critical difference between a lawyer's judgment (lethal) and information (sometimes priceless), page 14.
- How to tell the difference between a lawyer who can do the job, and one who wants to wing it (at your expense), page 73.
- Key words that tell you a lawyer intends to overcharge, page 55.
- How to slash legal bills by applying the Universal Theory of Billing. One critic said,
"These 2 pages alone are worth far more than the cost of the book." See page 92.
- How to negotiate the bill up front, page 99.
- 6 ways to find the right lawyer (asking friends isn’t one of them), pages 6773.
- 9 questions to ask a lawyer before setting foot in their office, pages 7375.
- How to avoid litigation, pages 4042.
- Which consultations are free, and which ones start the meter. See page 108.
- Get a lawyer to work on your job (instead of doing lunch).
Pages 6264 tell you how to write out a schedule (yes, you need one) and keep your lawyer on it.
- How to deal with an overbearing lawyer: read Adopt an Attitude on page 32.
- A sample contract with a lawyer (not pushy, but quite specific), page 121.
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