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This is a blog about Probate and Real Estate law in Georgia. I'm glad you're here. We need to be clear about some things. First, reading this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship; I am not your attorney, and you are not my client. Second, this blog is not legal advice; it is essentially a shortcut to publicly available information.

What lawyers mean when they say ...

Sometimes lawyers are hard to understand because they are trying to discuss difficult things. But sometimes lawyers are hard to understand because they say things in a way that nobody else does.

Why? I don't know.

But I may be able to help interpret some of these. To get started, here are a few of my favorites:

  • Phrase: Govern yourself accordingly. 
    Translation: I’m a lawyer. Please don’t ignore me.

  • Phrase: Please find enclosed … / Enclosed for your consideration …
    Translation: In case you missed it, there's a document included with this letter.

  • Phrase: I am in receipt of your letter … 
    Translation: I got that letter you sent.

  • Phrase: There appears to be a misunderstanding about …
    Translation: You’re wrong.

  • Phrase: I’m confused about …
    Translation: You’re wrong.
  • Phrase: I’m not sure I understand …
    Translation: You’re wrong.

Like I said, these are just a few of my favorites. I'll add more as they come across my desk.

And if you want to send me some, I'll try to post them here. Send your crazy lawyer words to Thanks.


As always, this post is not legal advice. If you have any questions about this information, please contact an attorney. (And if you receive a letter from an attorney, you probably shouldn't ignore it.)

Scott Fields