Barbershop doubles as a law office
Posted Jun 19, 2013 4:39 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
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.
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