Thursday, August 03, 2006

Gotta Love Potential Clients

So this week has been one where I have been meeting with potential clients. And so far, its been a monumental pain in the tuckus.

Sometimes, I wish back practicing law where the only client was "the People". So much easier when the client is an amorphous entity for whom you work your hardest to serve. The upside, the client never complained as long as you won and you never, ever had to go through the meet and greet intial meeting.

As opposed to the people with whom I have been dealing. Now, they are not bad people. They are more in the category of confused. Confused about what the law can actually do for them. And confused about what are important facts and what are not important facts.

Although there are a few who make you wonder why you bothered agreeing to see them in the first place.

Moral of the story? If you are the prospective client, just answer the whole question that the attorney asks you. Do not edit out thing you think might be bad. For attorneys, make sure you ask all the questions. Do not assume anything. And if the questions are really important, make sure to swing back and ask them a few more times to make sure the answers remain the same.

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