Fire Service Law: Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lawyer, Part 1

05/29/2014
By John K. Murphy Now that I have your attention, I will outline some of the issues that keep chiefs and fire departments extremely close to their attorneys in the attempt to mitigate those prickly legal issues. Many of these examples have been culled from the Fire Service Court radio shows and additional sources outlining the numerous legal issues facing our fire services today. I have attempted to place them in order of importance so your organization can use it as a checklist to determine how to “leave your attorney.” Now, for you attorneys out there, we know that many of our department audiences will not pay attention to this article or our radio show, and that is what keeps us in bu...

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