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Martial Arts And Zealous Advocacy

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February 5, 2015

How far is too far when it comes to “zealous advocacy?” Jathan Janove, author and employment lawyer at Ogletree Deakins, says that practicing attorneys can learn from martial arts – from Akido for example, where  “the defender blends with the attack, using the attacker’s momentum to move him or her to a place and position where no one gets hurt.” Zealous advocacy should be tempered, Janove writes, for the benefit of the client as well as the attorney.

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