Terrific Tokyo – A Study of Efficiency that Applies to Legal Matters
By all metrics, Tokyo is a world class city. I have been fortunate enough to visit Japan on two occasions. I highly recommend an excursion there to anyone. Both times I centered my visits in the Tokyo area. I hope to return to see other parts of the country one day.
The first visit to any new place is always very memorable. New sights, sounds and smells embrace the traveler upon arrival. Always an exciting adventure. There is so much to see and do in Tokyo that one could literally spend months there and never experience everything the city has to offer. Fantastic restaurants, museums, shopping and architecture are just some of the many attributes of the metropolis. It is also a land rich in history and natural beauty.
Yet it is another attribute that offers a legal lesson to those involved in both litigation and transactional matters. With a population of approximately 38 million, the greater Tokyo area is one of the most densely populated spots on the globe. This is larger than the populations of Georgia and Florida combined. Despite having such a mass of humanity situated in a relatively small area, the city runs like clockwork. It is clean, orderly and extremely well organized. The trains run on time and the citizens are courteous and respectful standing in the que.
Being well organized is a key to success in any endeavor. This is true for a city, a business organization and life in general. This is particularly true when it comes to legal matters. A lawyer can only be effective for a client when a client provides their lawyer the documents and information he or she needs. Well organized clients who provide their lawyer binders of well organized and indexed documents unsurprisingly normally get better results in their legal representation.
By contrast, a client that unceremoniously drops off a box of documents at their lawyer’s office that are unorganized and lack any explanation of what the documents are tend not to get optimal results. A lawyer can perhaps separate that stale box of Cracker Jacks, an old concert ticket stub and crumpled up receipts any try to make heads or tails of the information. However, as few lawyers are mind readers it is quite easy for many to fail in unraveling the mystery of what is pertinent and what is not. Input and assistance from a client are vitally important in any legal matter.
There is an old legal adage “that a case is only as good as the client”. This is true. Legal representation is a two -way street. Both the client and lawyer need to pull the cart in the same direction in order to have the best odds of obtaining a satisfactory result. Collaboration is the key. Do you want to increase the odds of a favorable outcome regarding your legal needs? If the answer is yes, then be terrific like Tokyo!
And when you need help to think through possible options, call the one you can trust. Contact Chris today … click here.