Monday, August 16, 2010

Don’t be Victim Twice

The National Law Journal recently reported a decision from 6th circuit reviving a woman's asylum case after concluding that bad lawyering by failing to appeal in time may have cost her a shot at living in the United States to avoid feared persecution in Iraq or the United Arab Emirates.
I time and again get cases wounded by bad lawyering. But often the cost and extra effort can be avoided by being vigilant and mindful of the process. While I don’t expect you to know the law, don’t be afraid to ask questions and always ask any applicable deadlines. While the 6th circuit in this case did not find her lacking due diligence others are not so lucky.

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