“I’ve never had any interaction with them, but now they’re my clients. It’s pretty sweet.”

This sentence, from young “virtual lawyer” Rachel Rogers, gives me the willies.

There have been times when I’ve woken up in the morning and I have new clients. They’ve found me online somehow and I’ve never had any interaction with them, but now they’re my clients. It’s pretty sweet.

I’m trying to decide if there are any legal matters so trivial and about which I could be so competent that I would feel comfortable taking on clients without even meeting them beforehand to discuss their needs and my capabilities. Maybe a few, but there are still a lot of things that could go wrong, not all of which could be cured by a refund.

Read “Law grads going solo and loving it” on NBC News (HT Alison Monahan).

  • http://consumerlawyer.mn/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi Randall Ryder

    I must be delirious. Clients sign a unilateral retainer in the middle of the night? And you never meet them? That’s scary.

  • http://adamlillylaw.com/ Adam Lilly

    *facepalm*

    This (and for a few, my beard) is why older lawyers hate my generation. I’ve got a thorough screening and retainer process. Can I not be lumped in with people like her anymore?

  • Dave

    “And these clients, it’s awesome, they totally ride unicorns and pay with gold coins that the unicorns poop out!” continued Ms. Rogers. “Except the Nigerian Prince. He just wanted me to use my escrow account to wire me, like, a million dollars! Sweet! Being a lawyer is, like, TOTALLY AWESOME!”