SOME PHRASES THAT LAWYERS USE TO SIGN OFF LETTERS
Lawyers write lots of letters, many of them threatening legal action or disagreeing with other lawyers. Often they sign off in a way that reveals why people hate lawyers. Some of the worst:
- •Govern yourself accordingly.Translation: I'm an asshole. Effectiveness Score: 0 out of 10. This usually makes me laugh. Then I plot ways to do exactly what I've been advised not to do.
- •Awaiting your response.Seriously, dude? You haven't even sent the letter yet.
- •Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this regard.If I like you and we're working on the same side, this is ok - albeit a bit tedious. If we're not on the same side, I will plot ways not to cooperate in this regard.
- •If I do not hear otherwise from you by [artificially imposed deadline], I will assume you are in agreement with the foregoing.Automatic response: I am in receipt of your letter. While I will not take the time to address each of the points you raise, please do not assume this constitutes agreement with your assertions.