I recently mentored a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who had a case from an attorney sitting in her post office box, but didn’t know it. By the time she got around to checking the mailbox the attorney had moved on to another CLNC consultant because he hadn’t heard back from her.
If you’re considering a career as a legal nurse consultant, I’m sure you’ve thought, “How would I even get started?” The idea of changing a career is an intimidating one. Add onto that, your commitments, both personal and family, and I can understand how it would be very easy to talk yourself into thinking it just can’t be done. One of my favorite quotes from Mark Twain is “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude. Today, the so-called “Black Friday,” is a day of want. In happy people, gratitude seems to outweigh desire. For unhappy people, it’s about want, want, want, with little gratitude in return. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with desire. Desires fire your passionate vision. But gratitude must always be greater. Otherwise, you’re never satisfied, never happy.
All Certified Legal Nurse Consultants are thankful for their attorney-clients on this blessed Thanksgiving day. And yes, it’s that time of year already – time to start shopping for holiday gifts for your attorney-clients.
Baby powder is safe for babies… and if it’s safe for babies it must be safe for adults – at least that’s what we’ve all been led to believe. After all, your grandmother used it on your mother, your mother used it on you and you’ve used it on your babies. But a products liability case alleges that using baby powder containing talc for feminine hygiene purposes can cause the development of ovarian cancer.
We’re exhibiting at a national legal conference, promoting Certified Legal Nurse Consultants to trial attorneys from all over the U.S. We offer a variety of giveaways through our NACLNC wheel of fortune. An attorney spins the wheel and can win Post-It notes, a free case screening, and even Grey Goose liquor.
Think of the one place lawyers are guaranteed to hang out – the courthouse. Schedule a trip to your civil courthouse and spend a few minutes or a few hours. It’s free.
To launch a successful business as a legal nurse consultant you have to believe in yourself. It helps to count all of your assets – giving your past successes at your RN jobs an encore. After all you save lives. You handle emergencies as easily as you make the bed in the morning. You make split second decisions that are the difference between life and death for your patients. And you do all of that even when the odds are against you.
CLNC® Success Story: Smart Attorneys Know Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Are More Cost-Effective Than Physicians
In this video, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Cybil Fregia, RN, CLNC shares her story of meeting a personal injury attorney on a vacation flight. Cybil discussed her role as a CLNC consultant and shared that she charges $150/hour. The attorney responded, “Oh, that’s nothing. As soon as you get your legal nurse consulting certification, contact me – I’ve got personal injury and medical malpractice cases for you.”
Getting Docked for Lunch Breaks You Don’t Get to Take – Just One More Stressor for Registered Nurses
I was recently contacted regarding a federal lawsuit alleging that Houston Methodist deducted 30 minutes each shift for breaks whether the nurses took them in whole, in part or not at all. There are more than 20 similar lawsuits throughout the U.S.