I regularly write status reports to my clients, something I assumed most lawyers did. Surprisingly, however, my clients often tell me that they don’t get status reports on their matters from other lawyers.
With that in mind, I decided to write this blog post to raise clients’ expectations of what they should be getting from their lawyers, both in terms of service and communication.
Most people don’t regularly have teams of lawyers working for them, so they have no point of reference on what to expect from their outside counsel. Even if you do, you may be asking yourself, “Am I being treated well? What should I expect?”
Having a good working relationship with your outside attorney will help your deal or litigation succeed. But, like all relationships, it takes work on both sides. Here are a few things to look for to make sure you are getting your money’s worth out of your legal representation, and a few tips for you, the client, on how to help your attorney help you: Read more