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As a lawyer for 30 years, I never found myself hiring a lawyer to sort out my legal issues. I always thought that I could handle them on my own or represent myself, but I could only do so much and the fact that the courts here are not so generous to self-representation. A couple of years ago, I was charged with drunken misconduct because I got drunk and I tripped on a table that caused a commotion in a local bar. They thought I started a fight so I was arrested and detained. I found myself asking help from another lawyer in my firm.
Because I was drunk, I couldn’t stand as the expert witness so I had to be the client. Thankfully, there was one witness in the bar who saw that I fell down. Two of the three witnesses from the prosecution told the judge that I pushed someone and it caused a fight. The story of our witness was then corroborated by the bartender who was there. They found me NOT GUILTY and they cleared the charges too.
Long story short, it’s always a complete irony when you ask help from someone in the same industry as you, kind of like a barber getting his hair done by another barber.