Monday, March 20, 2006

Lawyers on the air: Would you say this?

I'm listening to a radio show today. Attorneys are guests and each is taking questions. In response to one caller's question, Attorney #1 comments that a lawsuit may be difficult because of the potential application of the "statute of repose." Attorney #1 does not explain of what that means. The caller says thanks and hangs up.

Attorney #2 mentions in response to a question that the issues "therein" can be complicated.

Why must attorneys use this terminology when dealing with sane, rational people? I just shake my head when I hear lawyers on the air sometimes.