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10:39 am: Needed: Vicious, Attack Trained Attorney

What’s the favorite, preferred method for finding a truly vicious and goal oriented attorney?

I have a number of document’s I’d like reviewed, and the “personal referral” method isn’t working out (apparently, none of my local friends ever have their employment documents examined before signing them). I’ve gone through the bar association, which promises random referrals to licensed attorneys in my area, but I was hoping for a bit more selective process than “licensed to practice law, and in your zip code.”

I’m being asked to sign both nondisclosures and noncompetes in pursuit of my new job. I’m all cool with nondisclosures (I mean, duh: I work in high tech. Intellectual is the *only* property), and I’m pretty impressed by the limited nature of the “we ownzez all youz ideaz” clause. Instead of claiming *all* my ideas, they just claim the ones that I have during the time I’m working for them (like, business hours) that are related to the business of the company. This is far more limited than others I’ve seen.

The noncompete says that I won’t sign on with any business that competes with these guys for a year, after my employment with them ends. This seems a bit pushy, but I’m not sure what to counteroffer. Maybe “I promise to not steal your customers” or something.

Originally published at chris.dwan.org. You can comment here or there.

Originally published at chris.dwan.org. You can comment here or there.

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