At the time I was working as a solo attorney. I knew this guy who owned a few small businesses, who would often post about people in our ethnic community “not supporting each other” or “always trying to get something for free.” Imagine my surprise when I received this Facebook message at two in the morning:
Client: If you have a minute and won’t charge me $$ like my lawyer is by the minute right now, I was wondering how serious is this language in a contract
He then pasted a large non-disparagement clause from some contract.
I didn’t respond because I don’t work for free, especially not at two in the morning for someone who didn’t even pretend to plan to pay me.
Later the next day, I got this message:
Client: Hey not sure if you got a chance to think about it, our lawyer said we should be good with it. Thanks anyways.