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He has some command over the local language and some petition English, both just sufficient to draft and forge (!) letters, appeals for help, complaints, agreements, anonymous letters, benami property titles(!), and letters to the editor.
Respected Madam, Please note herein that a phoot lawyer also sets his signature on any document as a witness even without perusing it, but acting as if he is actually reading it, by moving his eyes over the document. He is concerned about the spirit of the act of setting his signature: a pecuniary benefit, not the letters on the paper which he can not really decipher, at least not in a hurry.
The 'Phoot' part of the term seems to come from 'foot'. The expression 'bare foot doctors' makes me think that way. Maybe it's not so, perhaps.
If you have a tricky situation with a phoot lawyer and think it's safer to avoid him, do not fail to exchange pleasantries and buy him a coffee before disappearing from the scene.