Tag Archives: Clients

Finally . . . A Legal Reality Show!

For some time we have been lamenting around the water cooler that there is no reality show to educate legal consumers by showcasing different legal situations and ways to resolve them, much like the show The Doctors.  What a great resource … Continue reading

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Council for Court Excellence – A Great Resource for Legal Consumers

The Council for Court Excellence (CCE), the “moving force” behind the “one day/one trial” jury duty system in the D.C. Superior Court, is a nonprofit organization formed in 1982, that “works to improve the administration of justice in the Washington metropolitan … Continue reading

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The Client’s Paradox

In today’s times when people need a lawyer to do almost anything, the choice of which lawyer is very important.  But as the number of lawyers to choose from has increased exponentially, the choice has become infinitely more complex.  A … Continue reading

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Law Firm Refunds Fees . . . Voluntarily!

Imagine you hire a high-end law firm to handle a dispute for you.  The firm handles the matter to your satisfaction and, while the bill seems high, you willingly pay the fee.  Now imagine several months later you receive a … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #5 – Talk Like A Lawyer

No, we don’t mean speak to your clients using “legalese.”  We mean the exact opposite. On January 1, 2012, the ABA Journal re-published “More Than Just Words: This Is What It Really Means to Talk Like a Lawyer” by Jim … Continue reading

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Should Lawyers Be Held Accountable For Results?

If you hire a lawyer to consult on a business or personal problem and they give you advice, do you expect that advice to lead to positive results?  Ron Ashkenas, managing partner of Schaffer Consulting, argues that business consultants should … Continue reading

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“Setting Your Expectations”

Common sense – one of the legal consumer’s best tools for navigating the attorney client relationship – can be found in the unlikeliest of places, even in a home remodeling magazine: No matter where you are in the home remodeling … Continue reading

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Is Your Lawyer Guilty Of “Punchbowling”?

On legalproductivity.com, in an August 19, 2013 post titled, The Worst Business Lawyer Habit: “Punchbowling,” author Mike Moore told the story of an in-house attorney who turned a simple two-page contract to engage outside counsel into “an 8 page single-spaced monstrosity.”  The in-house attorney’s … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #4 – Help “Making Rain”

To further our mission of leveling the playing field between client and attorney, LPR is always on the lookout for media that can help attorneys better serve and communicate with their clients.  These “Attorney Tips” should also be considered by … Continue reading

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Why Law School Cost and Curriculum Matter To Legal Consumers

President Obama, a Harvard Law School graduate and former law school professor, recently weighed in on the debate on the duration of law school, stating: I believe that law schools would probably be wise to think about being two years … Continue reading

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