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Monday, December 7, 2009

Did You get a Holiday Card from Your Lawyer?

When was the last time you heard from your Attorney? Recently. Did they call? did they write a letter? When you call your lawyer, do they call you back?

Communication between a lawyer and client is important. Its not important that it happens everyday. It is important that your Lawyer give you case status updates. At least every month or two, you should be given an update on your case status. Either via phone or mail. Sometimes the update may be nothing happened, which is fine.

When you call your lawyer, do you feel comfortable with the person on the other end of the phone? Many times you probably speak to an assistant or paralegal. Which is fine. Many paralegals handle the day-to-day work on a file and are probably very well-informed. Nonetheless, it is important to feel that your attorney's office is treating you well, cares about you and working to resolve your claim.

Finally, it is important for the client to keep their attorney informed. Does your lawyer have your most current address and phone number(cell phone included). Does your lawyer have updated information about your life and facts that may affect your case like a career change. Make sure to call your lawyer at least every 3-6 months to check in and make sure you are not forgotten. They may sound annoyed but a client that cares about their case is a client that we want to work for!

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