Get it in Writing: A Litigator's Perspective
Neil Joel Dilloff
University of Baltimore - School of Law; UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF LAW
July 1, 2009
The Advocate, p. 1, Summer 2009
A basic principle in both the business and legal worlds is violated on a daily basis by well-meaning people as well as those who are not so well-meaning. Notwithstanding the mantra of get it in writing, presumably sophisticated business people, executives, and the audience for this article - lawyers - still fail to confirm in writing important conversations, agreements, dates and events. The objective of this article is to encourage both attention to and compliance with this cardinal principle.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 2
Keywords: Written Communication, Oral Communication, Practice of Law, Record Keeping, File Management, Client Protection, Opposing Counsel, Conversations, Agreements, Dates, Events
JEL Classification: K19, K39, K49, L84Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 2, 2010
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