Security is paramount for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants when you’re surfing the web, doing your banking online or even just shopping at any of your favorite websites. But many of you are still using older computers with older operating systems in your legal nurse consulting businesses. This is a recipe for disaster. While you may be able to eke a couple more years of use out of your Windows XP box (against everyone’s recommendations) while you save up for a new computer, one thing you should definitely upgrade is your web browser.
Legal associations and business groups are powerful networking opportunities for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. But why stop there when everybody (and I mean everybody) knows an attorney? Every person you meet has the potential to connect your CLNC business to an attorney. So boost your marketing potential and network with anybody and everybody who comes within three feet of you. That’s my 3-ft. rule for CLNC consultants.
I asked six Certified Legal Nurse Consultants to share what’s different since they started their CLNC businesses. The changes in their lives range from less stress and more opportunity to significant weight loss and improved health. Yes, I repeat, becoming a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant can help you lose weight!
There’s a famous quote “Nothing exceeds like excess.” At first it’s hard to grasp, but the more you think about it, the more relevant it becomes. Last week I was in a meeting with an attorney and he started to tell me about a wedding reception he’d attended that had shirtless male models wearing overalls walking around shucking fresh oysters for the attendees (Darn I’m upset that I missed that one!) and another that had monogrammed cloth napkins for the guests.
I promised to follow up with you on whether or not I survived a 2-week+ road trip using just my iPad and its attached keyboard. Here are my impressions on being entirely mobile: Did I like being fast and loose? Yes. Did I like being able to pull up email, the Web, my calendar and anything else I wanted anywhere I could find a hotspot? Yes. Did I like the “instant on” feature? Yes. Did I like responding to email, typing and editing business documents on a tablet (even using my stylus and the pdf-notes App? No, no and no.
As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant you will have many opportunities to introduce yourself to attorney-prospects through letters of introduction. Whether the attorney is a referral from a client or an attorney you read about in the news, all letters of introduction should include these four essential paragraphs.
Many people I talk to today have concerns about our world and personally feel powerless to solve those concerns. Unchecked, this could easily result in cynicism or pessimism, but that is hardly a way to live out a precious life.
The other day I was beating my head against my keyboard trying to solve a formatting problem in a document I was creating. After 20 minutes of no results and with daylight rapidly burning and frustration rapidly increasing, I resorted to Word®’s Help function. I don’t have to tell you that I found no joy there. Help is often hit or miss and that day it was certainly missing.
You’ve successfully completed the CLNC Certification Program. You’ve done everything right, such as taking action every day to get your first attorney-client as a new Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. Your efforts have paid off and you’ve got your first case. Now what?
CLNC® Success Story: How Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Nancy Ceglia Helps Attorneys Win Criminal Shaken Baby Cases
Nancy Ceglia, RN, CLNC, full-time Certified Legal Nurse Consultant since 2001, specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance defense and mass tort cases. In this video Nancy shares how she has recently expanded her legal nurse business to consulting with the public defender’s office in criminal shaken baby cases.