An awful lot of legal work is done by do-it-yourselfers. From entrepreneurs and hobby business persons who don’t employ attorneys at all to large corporations that decide to forgo lawyer input on routine matters, transactions and other matters are handled by the business person alone without the benefit of input from legal professionals. Like the tightrope walker braving the line without a net, the height of the wire determines how high the stakes are.
Here are a few pieces from the interwebs I’ve enjoyed reading recently. I hope you like them also.
Careful DIY lawyering. I’m a devoted do-it-yourselfer, so I’m naturally sympathetic to the urge for small business owners to handle their own legal work instead of engaging a lawyer. When a company has limited financial resources this sort of legal triage makes sense. The downside is that DIY lawyering can cause serious problems if critical mistakes are made. Rieva Lesonsky helps business owners navigate some of the DIY dangers in 4 Stupid Legal Mistakes That Can Kill Your Startup.