1. You can’t please everyone, it’s impossible. No matter how picky you are with your clients and selecting people who you think are a good investment for you to work with sometimes there’s a rotten apple in your basket. Inevitably, at some point someone will not be pleased with you and you’ll want a lawyer you can call up and seek legal advice from if necessary.
2. It’s not as insanely expensive as it might seem (and you can claim it as a business expense!). I highly recommend http://www.legalshield.com for those on a budget. It costs about $40 per month and you have unlimited access to a lawyer to help answer your questions and navigate through legal issues on your behalf if necessary. Although this low fee only includes their advice and writing legal letters on your behalf it’s worth every penny and can be incredibly useful for other aspects aside from your business too.
3. To review your contracts. You can purchase contracts from the most knowledgeable people in the world and even from lawyers themselves, but unless you have a local lawyer look through your contract and ensure that it suits your business type and the regulations of your state, country, etc. then your contract may still have loopholes.
4. When you have a client who does something you never imagined, like sexually harasses you (believe me, it’s happened), you have a lawyer to advise you on how to handle the problem, how to report it, how to cancel your contract with said client…and all that jazz!
5. A lawyer paired with great business insurance and business management is an integral part of the team and an important resource for all aspects of your business.
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