After almost six years of legal practice, I’ve found that there are two types of attorneys. The vast majority epitomizes what I find most attractive about the legal profession. And then there are the few who have perfected the practice of being ill-mannered attorneys whose professional dispositions are downright displeasing.

When I first started working at my firm, I was fresh out of law school and I didn’t understand every nuance of the proper etiquette for attorney interactions. So when I found myself working on a large case where the opposing party had multiple counsel, I made the dreadful faux pas of sending a few letters to the opposing party’s lead counsel and failing to “cc” the opposing party’s local counsel.

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