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1 The CARE AND FEEDING OF YOUR ATTORNEY Or…. WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?

2 Your Host Craig Adams Legal Advisor to the Sheriff Pierce County (253)

3 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? So let’s play…

4 My attorney is: All of the below Someone I barely know Someone whose work I do not know The Prosecuting Attorney $1,000

5 The Prosecuting Attorney “A ” Final Answer All of the below Someone I barely know Someone whose work I do not know. My attorney is?

6 My attorney represents-- The County Everyone in the county Both the county and I ME! $2,000

7 “D” Final Answer Everyone in the County My attorney represents-- ME Both the County and I The county

8 My attorney will represent me in: Anything involving me Matters involving my official duties Only cases involving the county also All civil cases $4,000

9 “B” Final Answer Anything involving me Matters involving my official duties Only cases involving the county also All civil cases My attorney will represent me in:

10 When communicating with my attorney I need to-- Keep notes.All of these things Close the door Use a secure phone $8,000

11 All of these things “B” Final Answer Close the door Keep notes. Use a secure phone When communicating with my attorney I need to--

12 I can use my attorney for? Management and policy creation Help avoiding statutory duties Legal Advice and document drafting $16,000 Campaign advice.

13 “D” Final Answer I can use my attorney for? Management and policy creation Help avoiding statutory duties Campaign adviceLegal Advice and document drafting

14 I can also use the following sources for legal advice/input? Attorney GeneralNone of these Municipal Research Other Prosecuting Attorneys around the state. $32,000

15 “B” Final Answer Municipal Research I can also use the following for legal advice and input? Attorney General. None of these Other Prosecuting Attorneys around the state

16 When I have a major conflict with another elected official I should Take them out in the parking lot and go to it Use common sense to resolve Use some dirty pictures you’ve got! Sue the ba_tard $64,000

17 “C” Final Answer When I have a major conflict with another elected official I should : Take them out in the parking lot and go to it. Sue the ba_tard Use common sense to resolve Use dirty pictures you’ve got.

18 Get someone who will know Fire them Cry $125,000 When my Prosecuting Attorney does not know anything about the issue facing me: Rely on them to find out

19 When my Prosecuting Attorney does not know anything about the issue facing me : Rely on them to find out “A” Final Answer Get someone who will know Fire them Cry

20 Draft a new contractCancel the old contract Forget it. Ask the Commissioners $250,000 I have a contract my Department needs so I?

21 Ask the Commissioners “D” Final Answer Draft a new contractCancel the old contract Forget it

22 My attorney tells me to do X, I chose to ignore his crappy advice and do Y: You are fine, your choice No worries, you are separately elected. No worries, it is all atty. Client privilege All of these, sorta $500,000

23 l “B” Final Answer My attorney tells me to do X, I chose to ignore his crappy advice and do Y: You are fine, your choice All of these, sorta No worries, you are separately elected. No worries, it is all attorney client privilege.

24 After this presentation I have learned that: I know way too much! I am going to have to find a better job. I need to pay close attention to this area of my office! I know way too little! $1,000,000

25 I need to pay close attention to this area of my office “A, B, C and D” Final Answer I know way too much I am going to have to find a better job. After this presentation I have learned that: I know way too little!


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