How to politely reject lawyers


  1. Stop lawyers before going to your spiel. Most likely, it’s a long sales pitch. If you already know you are not interested, immediately clarify that you are wasting your time and energy, and you can move on to the next house. If there is no natural pause to express yourself after the presentations, simply say, “I’m sorry to interrupt you, but I know I’m not interested and I do not want to waste my time.”
  2. Tell the truth that politely reject lawyers. If you are not interested in spending extra money right now, say it with something like “financially, I am not in a position to do something like that today, or at any time in the near future.” If you’re in a hurry, so with saying something like, “We do not have an extra minute to talk or listen to now.” If what you are requesting is offended, say something like “I do not agree with that proposal, so I cannot sign the petition,” or “you have your religious beliefs and I have mine.” Nothing any of us says today to change that.
  3. Explain that this is the only thing to consider your application if you leave some literature that you review in the understanding that you are in contact with them if you are interested.
  4. Thank you for your time if you have listened to all and only then did you realize that you are not interested. Say something like, “That sounds like a good opportunity for someone, but not for reasons that will not get me in. He is obviously very passionate about what you do, and I wish you the best of luck with him.
  5. Take charge of the situation of politely rejecting lawyers. You can be firm while remaining friendly. Some lawyers are going to leave you in a huff no matter what, but those who will not appreciate the respect you showed them with kind, simple honesty.