Question of the Week

How many bound law books do you have? Do you still use them?

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Last week, we noted that law firm Kaye Scholer moved to new offices in Manhattan—without about 95 percent of its law books. Its new library has about 700 linear feet of shelf space, as opposed to the 10,000 linear feet its former location had. The firm did keep a set of New York Jurisprudence, 2d.

So this week, we’d like to ask you: How many bound law books do you have? Do you still use them? If so, which books are you still using and for what purposes?

Answer in the comments.

Read the answers to last week’s question: What questions do you always ask new clients?

Featured answer:

Posted by BMF: “After asking a few routine intake questions and asking them to tell me their story, I usually ask them: ‘What do you expect me to accomplish for you?’ The scariest answers, in no particular order, are: 1. ‘I just want my day in court!’ (Translation: This case will never settle.)
2. ‘I just want that SOB to suffer!’ (Client’s idea of zealous representation will include expecting me to act like a jerk in mediation—which is self-defeating.)
3. ‘It’s the principle of the thing!’ (Client thinks his case is worth a million dollars when his actual damages are about $15,000, tops.)”

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