Learn with a Lawyer: If you make a Mistake, OWN IT!
If you make a mistake, own it. No one is perfect, no lawyer is perfect. You are going to make a mistake and when you do, your actions right after you find out you’ve made a mistake, is going to dictate the out come. It is going to dictate more than the outcome, because it’s going to dictate how people feel about you when you make a mistake. If you make a mistake it is alright to take some remedial measures, but don’t try to cover up your mistake. Own it, except responsibility for it, and move on. If you do that people are going to trust you more, they are going to know you are above board. If you ever have any question down the road that you have made another mistake, you’re going to get the benefit of the doubt, because people will know, with you, you own a mistake. This translates into your personal life too, it doesn’t just have to be with the law. If you are at your job and you make a mistake, tell your boss. Most mistakes can be forgiven, and people appreciate when someone takes accountability when they make a mistake.