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Barbershop doubles as a law office

Posted Jun 19, 2013 5:39 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Connecticut lawyer Don Howard notes that the city of Hartford is “oversaturated with lawyers and barbershops.”

That’s why he has opened a barbershop on Main Street in New Britain and placed his office in the back of the place, the New Britain Herald reports. A criminal defense and personal injury lawyer, Howard hopes that people who come in for a haircut will feel less intimidated about sharing their legal problems with him. "People often talk about their problems in a barbershop,” he tells the newspaper.

Howard got the idea for his business—called Legal Cuts—from a California lawyer who runs a combination law office and coffee shop. Howard has previously worked as a barber in other states, but he doesn’t yet have a license to cut hair in Connecticut. Another barber handles the shears.

Howard has a special offer for men going to court: They get a white shirt and tie along with a haircut.

See also:

ABA Journal (2009): "Jeffrey Hughes: The Legal Grinder"

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