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Jerry certainly has some extrordinary strengths. He also has his shortcomings. So that there are no false expectations, Jerry's most significant shortcomings are disclosed below.
This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of every shortcoming that Jerry has. Instead, it is limited to those shortcomings that might be related to your legal needs.
Jerry's a big picture visionary. In the process of writing you a groundbreaking legal memorandum, don't be surprised if he misses a comma somewhere or leaves out a parallel citation. You could probably even find a few minor grammar and/or spelling errors in this website. Jerry freely admits that there are many, many, far, far better legal secretaries than he.
How do you overcome this? Have a good legal secretary edit his writing.
Jerry has a ponytail and a beard. He's more comfortable in jeans and a tee shirt than in a suit. For some people, this could be an issue.
How do you overcome this? Consult with him over the phone and Internet, and how he combs his hair won't matter.
Jerry isn't big on formal English. Sometimes, he uses contractions, and even ends sentences in prepositions.
How do you overcome this? If this is important to you, have a good legal secretary edit his writing.
Jerry is currently the primary caretaker for his aging mother in Tampa Bay. Consequently, he is not as able to travel as freely as he was in the past.
How do you overcome this? Consult with him over the phone and Internet, so both you and his mother can get the best of what you each need from him.
Because of his other commitments, Jerry's not available full time.
How do you overcome this? Utilize him where he shines best, big picture strategy, and be grateful for the time he has available for your projects.
Jerry shouldn't cost you a dime. In most cases, whatever you pay Jerry should be more than offset by what you would have otherwise spent on attorneys fees, and give you a net savings. Payments can be per hour, per diem, per project, partial contingency, or blended. Jerry's pretty flexible, and can usually structure a win-win compensation arrangement.
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