Every lawyer, no matter what area of practice he’s in, copes with multiple layers of bureaucracy on a daily basis. The criminal lawyer contends with clerks, judges, prosecutors, court officers, probation officers, jail guards, and innumerable law enforcement agencies. The real estate attorney faces the registry of deeds, the land registration office, the secretary of state, and a myriad of other agencies that have interests in real property. This list could go on at length with employment lawyers, divorce attorneys, estate planning lawyers, etc., etc.
Although there are innumerable bureaucratic agencies, almost all bureaucrats seem to share certain characteristics when it comes to doing their job. In this video, I discuss my experiences with bureaucracy and offer some advice on how to deal with it.