Being in house and having to tell one of my business people that their past approach to something was totally against the law and they’ll need to work several times harder in the future so we stay complaint. Fun times.

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On the bright side- most business people do illegal things in ignorance of the law, instead of in spite of it. Like how people think they get a phone call when they’re arrested, or that after 7 years of living together you’re “common law married” etc. No matter how rooted the principle is, I usually tell them that the law changed from what it used to be “way back when”, “it’s a common misconception” etc etc.
YMMV but I’ve found that tact usually avoids blowback.

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That is when you manage a somewhat frozen smile on your face and say, "you did what? How many years?"

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Or tactfully assisting a client who has been sued to understand the entire goal for the case cannot be obstructionism and running up the other side's legal fees.

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Just another Tuesday.

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