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The Importance of Being Trusted

"Trust me, I'm a lawyer." -- Most people would chuckle when they hear such a phrase; Bob Kuhn,  on the other hand,  would like to write a book on a topic. As a lawyer himself, Bob knows that the foundational basis between a lawyer and his client is trust. However, trusting is not something unique to lawyers alone. The whole world we live in is...

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