What Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Can Learn from a Cheeseburger

There’s a small restaurant in our neighborhood that specializes in burgers. We often walk past it when we’re out cruising our hood and it’s always busy. So when we decided to try it, I had high expectations. My mouth was watering in anticipation but my reality couldn’t have been any further from my expectation. The burgers were pretty bad and even Tom, who is not that picky about hamburgers, didn’t finish his. What made the hamburger bad was the meat itself had no quality.

Last night I cooked a pork roast for dinner and Tom was raving about it, practically doing a song and dance routine. He wanted to know how I did it and I probably could have made something up or told him it was a secret, but that roast had nothing to do with me. I started with the kind of quality meat that can make anyone look like a terrific chef.

As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, what you can accomplish with any case is dependent on the quality of the case itself. If the case is strong, you can’t help but produce a great work product. If the case is weak, all of the manipulations in the world won’t help it or you. Just like Michelangelo believed that his sculpting merely revealed what was already inside the marble, I believe our CLNC® work product reveals what’s already inside the case.

That’s why you want to give candid and objective opinions early on. A strong case will get stronger as it unfolds and a weak case gets weaker. For plaintiff attorneys that might mean advising the attorney the case has no merit. For defense attorneys that might mean advising the attorney that this is the worst negligence you’ve seen in your nursing practice.

If you want to serve a good burger to your attorney-clients watch the quality of the beef you’re working with. All of the techniques of the greatest chefs in the world won’t help you if you start with bad ingredients.

Success Is Inside!

P.S. Comment and share the strongest or weakest cases you’ve consulted on.

2 thoughts on “What Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Can Learn from a Cheeseburger

  1. I just came across a case in my area where the judge reprimanded both defense and plaintiff attorneys for filling their cases with unnecessary and irrelevant points, causing the court time and money. I am sure it had to do with the case being weak (I know the plaintiff). But I am going to use it to get my foot in that door!

  2. I’ve not quite completed my RN program, but I have 28 years LTC experience. My plan is to start the CLNC® Certification Program immediately after the completion of my boards. I know that I can do this, I have had this dream for many years and I’m done with training new RNs to supervise me. I will need lots of support. Thanks for your blogs. It keeps me going as I study for classes.

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