My Most Memorable CLNC® Case

My Most Memorable CLNC® Case: A Crack in the Sidewalk Led to a $7.2-Million-Dollar Settlement and 5 New Cases

One of my favorite attorney-clients represented a building owner who was being sued for more than $20 million dollars. Negligence was asserted due to a substantial crack in the sidewalk that resulted in the fall of a 30-year-old man. The gentleman died 27 days after the fall as a result of a subdural hematoma.
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Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: When You Need Tech Support – Google It First!

Yesterday I had to make a call to tech support for a product I was using that was giving me some issues. After about 40 minutes I worked my way through all the voicemail menus and, probably accidently, reached a live person. My “techie,” Bernard was “interested in genuinely helping me with the resolution of my issue” so I briefly described my problem and he asked me “to be waiting one minute” while he searched for the solution.

How Much Time Are You Willing to Give as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant?

Certified Legal Nurse Consultants engage in a variety of communications with a variety of people. We discuss cases with our attorney-clients, CLNC subcontractors and attorney-prospects. The key to having an effective conversation is not just listening, but also engaging and knowing when to end. One of the Institute’s customer service representatives told me about the time he spent almost an hour speaking with a prospective CLNC consultant. He listened to her talk about her life, family and dissatisfaction with her current nursing position. They talked about legal nurse consulting and the freedom it provides and they just talked, but according to Evan, he did a lot more listening than talking.
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Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Don’t Get Caught Phishing

A recent whitepaper I reviewed explained that the top three subject lines for “phishing” email have to do with bank account, credit card activity or security notifications. Phishing emails look like they come from a legitimate organization, such as your bank or credit card company. This is designed to scare you and set you off-balance so that you take a rash step like clicking on the included links because you’re focused on the fear – not the quality of the message.

Certified Legal Nurse Consultants – Today’s the Day to Take Action!

One of the 5 Promises I made when I started my legal nurse consulting business was to take action every day. But when I talk about taking action every day, I’m not taking about buying office supplies or creating the perfect office. While those are certainly laudable actions – they’re not moving your CLNC business forward.

13 Fun Things to Do On the 2013 NACLNC® Conference Cruise

It’s hard to believe that the 2013 NACLNC Conference will be here before we know it! This is going to be a special cruise on the Oasis of the Seas, one of the largest ships afloat, and with so many activities you’ll never be able to do them all. We only have one 7-Day Weekend together, so here’s my not-so-short list of things every Certified Legal Nurse Consultant should try to fit in before the weekend is over.