Your Personal Relationships with Clients Probably Aren’t As Strong As You Think
While lawyers probably aren’t going to become irrelevant any time soon, it probably is not because their personal relationships with clients are so strong.
Three Commonly-Violated Ethics Rules
Three commonly-violated attorney ethics rules and the simple way to avoid violating them.
Law 101: Service > Business
There are basic standards of good customer service that time and again, harried attorneys fail to meet.
Estate Map Review
Estate Map, a cloud-based tool for estate planning attorneys and consumers, embraces cloud-based technology and provides an easy way to store and share information about one's estate plan and related information.
Three Ways to Improve Client Intake
A successful law practice starts and ends with successful client intake. Here are three ways you can improve your client intake and improve your practice.
Emotional Distress for Legal Malpractice? Possibly…
Legal malpractice claims do not generally lead to recovery of emotional distress damages, but the Iowa Supreme Court is making headlines for reminding us there is always an exception to every rule.
Your Personality Matters to Clients
Clients want to hire an attorney that will help them solve their problem. But they also want to work with a person, not a robot. Showing your personality will go a long way towards creating a more meaningful attorney-client relationship.
What Does Suspension Really Mean?
What does it actually mean when an attorney is suspended from the practice of law? What must he do? What must he not do? What may he do?
Show that You Care with Reception Area Reading
Most law firms forget that their reception area is a component of its client service. Provide good reading material for waiting clients.
Let Your Clients Tell Their Stories
Listen actively and attentively to your clients; it will help them open up to you and allow you to focus on the nuances of their story.
How to Defend a Deposition: Just Show Up
Protecting your client in a deposition is a matter of showing up. Plain and simple.
Being Paperless is an Advantage When Disaster Strikes
A paperless and digital practice can help you stay in practice in the event of natural disasters, medical and family emergencies.
Roy Will be Talking About Ethics and Client Service for ALI-CLE Next Tuesday at Noon EDT
If you have enjoyed my posts on client service, tune in next Tuesday (the 19th) for a live, one-hour audio webcast/telephone seminar at noon EDT. If you think those posts weren’t so great, you can still earn one ethics credit. The program is Client Service: Effective and Ethical, sponsored by ALI-CLE (previously known as ALI-ABA), and […]
Be Careful About Chasing Potential Clients
Attorneys that chase potential clients usually end up with problem clients.
Face It — Bad Legal Writing Wastes Money
If you want to save your firm and its clients money, focus on the hard and opportunity costs of bad legal writing.