Law360, New York (January 19, 2016, 9:33 PM EST) -- If you see someone wince at your next court appearance or law firm meeting, it might be because you've repeated one of the all-too-common gaffes that plague the legal industry, attorneys say.
Lawyers are far from the only professional group whose words can seem awkward, illogical or even offensive. But ill-considered remarks can be especially damaging for attorneys, whose careers depend on their ability to win the respect of clients, colleagues, judges and juries.
Here, lawyers name five things you should never say if you don't want your audience to be embarrassed for you.
"Let me explain why I'm late"...
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