The Secret Lives of the Lawyers article By Brian TomasikThe attorney who represents many famous clients has a unique, life-changing experience.
In this new series, The Secret Legal Journey, host Brian Tomasika delves into the lives of lawyers, attorneys, and lawyers in general, exploring what happens when you’re representing someone famous, or just in a niche, in a legal field that can be challenging or risky.
“What I learned during my research is that there’s a lot of amazing, amazing people who have really, really good careers and great lives and they’re very good people, but they’re also really smart people who get very frustrated and upset by things,” said attorney and TV personality and former ESPN personality Lizzie Borden.
“When I was younger, I was a big fan of lawyers.
I thought they were really smart and very smart.
Now, they’re not so smart anymore.”
Borden’s career has spanned nearly a decade.
She’s represented the likes of Bill Gates, James Cameron, Madonna, and Kanye West, and she’s currently a partner at Latham & Willams in Los Angeles.
Her most recent client, James Bond actor Daniel Craig, represented her for seven years.
“You don’t think that you can just sit in a room with an attorney and just have a good time,” she said.
“You have to be able to have that kind of professional relationship, and you have to do it in a way that’s respectful, and that’s not a business relationship where you can say you’re not paying attention to what the client is saying.”
Balkan’s story is the story of the attorney, but it’s also a story of what it’s like to be a lawyer in a small-time town.
In her 20s, Balkan, who works as a law professor at the University of New Mexico, was living in New Mexico when she met her future husband, Robert, who’d just become a lawyer.
“He was really cool,” Balkan said.
He was really nice, and he was very well-respected and he had great experience.””
Bokas family was a little less fortunate. “
He was in a really good position, because I had a lot more financial resources and I had no children, so we had to work together.”
Bokas family was a little less fortunate.
She says that Robert was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which eventually led to his death at age 50.
“My parents and I lost him when he was 50,” Balkas said.
Bokassa is now married with a child and lives in a remote area of Wyoming.
She said she’s always wondered what it was like to represent the likes the likes and celebrities of today, but now she’s also exploring what it would be like to handle a client who was famous.
“It’s really fun.
It’s always kind of scary.
But when I think about it, it’s just really good.”
She told me that she’s had a few clients that have been particularly challenging.
She said one was when a group of women in a car accident tried to drag a dead man from the wreckage and dragged him out of the car, which caused a big stink in the town.
“They were really angry, and they were very rude to me, and then when I tried to explain that I was the only lawyer there, they took the microphone, which was kind of like, ‘Hey, you’re the only one who can speak.
You can’t make this happen.’
I was like, oh, no.
That was really difficult for me.”
Barker and Balkan’s experience, like Balkan and Balka’s, is that the most important thing is to treat people with respect.
“That’s really, I mean, it really depends on what your relationship is with the client.
And what the relationship is is like to you, and your experience and your personality,” said Balkan.
“When you treat people well, you have a chance to be more successful.”
“I just try to treat them with the utmost respect,” Balkar continued.
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