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With 40,000 potential firms to select from, the task of choosing one, especially in a distant jurisdiction, can be difficult. You likely know this all too well: retaining counsel on short notice not only draws attention, time and effort away from normal work, but it can also add to your costs and increase your risks. And there’s no assurance you’ll be happy with the results.

Everyone has a story about counsel they retained on short notice out of state which took advantage of them. In the middle of a litigation in a jurisdiction in which you are not familiar, there is little you can do.

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