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The lawyer and his enemy

When Your client becomes your enemy I just watched the movie called “Richard Jewell” and I suggest you watch it if you like a good drama about…I will let you find more out about the movie when you watched it. This is an extraordinary true story of a sincere lawyer struggling to avoid his client’s conviction and having to struggle with his client’s naiveté causing him to continually throw himself into the District Attorney’s arms. Too many good people

The Emigration Issue and the Israeli Legal System

In Israel, emigration (“hagira” in Hebrew) is part of the family law court. “Hagira” cases, are among the most complicated, complex and sad cases. These decisions are very painful for the judges involved and no decision is made “quickly”. There is no way for both parents and children to be happily accommodated in these cases or for the court to find a solution where all sides involved can be satisfied. There is always someone who will be hurt and made to

THE POWER OF MONEY TO ACCESS THE POWER OF LAW

Should justice have a price tag? In the ideal world there is justice for all – the rich and the poor. This legal principle can be traced back to The Magna Carta (1215): “… we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right.” Today’s reality is very different: “Our justice system has become unaffordable to most” (Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Britain’s Lord Chief Justice 2016). Israel and Elsewhere: The lack of access to justice in Israel is a daily reality for

Are you still on the bench judging others?

“It’s impossible to really understand the “why” behind the “what” that people do. Attributing other people’s strange behaviors to evil motives adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.” We can’t read minds and we don’t have everyone wired to a lie detector. We have no idea what anyone else is really thinking of or why people do what they do. “In most cases people are doing the best they can with resources they’ve got.”

Lawyers of the future

Where are the professionals in our profession?  Are we becoming extinct?   Lawyers should be worried.  The legal industry is changing at a fast pace.  For many attorneys, it is a challenge to keep up.  Though opinions diverge, the majority of the professionals in the field believe a crisis is arising in one of the highest paid professions in the world. “Employment of lawyers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. … This

How can I choose the law firm that will provide the personalized service that I need and want?

Even though Israel is a small young nation, we do have many lawyers.  Maybe even too many?  Some numbers: There are around 80,000 licensed attorneys in Israel.  Only about 60,000 of them are currently practicing law as active lawyers. The two largest law firms in Israel are Herzog, Fox & Neeman, and Meitar, Liquornik, GevaLeshem and Tal.  Both law firms have around 500 employees in total at their offices.  This number includes lawyers, interns, secretaries and others.   Even by Israeli standards, it is