Thursday, 10 December 2009

Martinis with legal opinions

A Tokyo lawyer plans to open a bar where he would serve up both drinks and legal advice. “If you look for a lawyer after something happens, it’s too late,” says 29-year-old attorney Jun Sotooka. “You feel relieved if you can talk to someone you have a real affinity for, so the bar is a good place to meet for both the lawyer and the client.” The killjoys of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association — of which Sotooka is a member — has demanded the plan be put on hold, saying that it amounts to legal referrals for profit — a violation of the Lawyers Act.
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