Declination Letter of the Day: Never Say Lawyers Have No Standards

Just so you guys know, lawyers don’t represent every client who walks through the door. Really. I know that the public perception of lawyers is that they’ll take just about any client, but it’s not true.

And not just because some cases are “dogs.” Sometimes lawyers turn down clients simply because the law firm morally objects to the cause of action. Of course, it helps if the morally objectionable cause of action happens to double as the insane ravings of a madman.

The New Mexico law firm of Modrall Sperling was evidently asked if it would represent the son of God. But the firm decided not to tempt fate. Apparently, not every firm is hard up to generate business…

Luckily for us, the people at Modrall Sperling have a sense of humor when telling a client to go away. Here’s a screenshot of the firm’s declination letter, signed by partner Alex C. Walker:

Great job Modrall Sperling. I can only imagine that this Jerome guy will be making an appearance as a pro se litigant of the day real soon.

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