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Identifying and Dealing With a Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them.
— Matthew 7:15-16 (New International Version).
It’s 10:00 a.m. on Monday morning, and the Defendant just served you with its Original Answer. You’re relieved to see that Harvey Dent is representing the Defendant. You have a long history with Harvey, who was a law school classmate of yours. Although more of an acquaintance than a friend, you generally like and respect Harvey and have had lunch with him on more than one occasion. You believe that he is a good attorney based on your service together on bar committees and one prior experience where he represented a co-defendant. You’re immediately convinced that this case will be more enjoyable with Harvey on the other side.
Fast forward six months...
Excerpted from eNews, The e-Newsletter of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, June 2011. To read the full article, click here.