One of the more confusing things about being a lawyer—and especially being the client of a lawyer—is the everchanging landscape of time. Time for lawyers represents a commitment, something solid. In other words, something you need to soften up for some wiggle room later. Thus, when various times are thrown around—at court, in the office, among colleagues—there is a hidden meaning behind the nomenclature. Now may not mean now, next week may actually mean something quite different. Confused? Here’s a quick guide and time conversion chart to help you understand.
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