If you’re interested in becoming a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, you might be wondering if it’s a good idea to contact attorneys before you become certified. Six CLNC® consultants explain why the answer is a unanimous No.
I recently mentored a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who had completed a project for an attorney. She confessed that she knowingly went down a rabbit trail and spent too much time screening the case. The result – she was uncomfortable billing for all of her hours. I asked her to describe her plan for solving this issue and her response was, “I guess I’ll just chalk this one up to experience.” That was exactly the WRONG THING TO SAY to me, especially because of the way she acted like this just happens all the time in business. I was all over that like a goose on a bug.
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic I haven’t eaten inside a restaurant in four months. This past weekend my dreams were full of my favorite dishes from my favorite restaurants in my favorite parts of the world.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, Marcia Bell Discusses the Differences Between Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys
I consult on legal nurse consultant jobs with both plaintiff and defense attorneys, which helps me look at a case from both sides. I sponsor two plaintiff attorney associations, so I get the bulk of my work from my sponsorship. I also consult on criminal cases for public defenders. I review all cases (plaintiff or defense) with the same degree of detail.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, Dale Barnes Discusses the Differences Between Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys
I work with both plaintiff and defense attorneys because it gives me a good balance in my CLNC® business. I have to think like both a plaintiff and a defense Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, so I’m always on my toes, aware of how the opposing side may proceed.
While many Certified Legal Nurse Consultants and attorneys are still on COVID-19 lockdown, it’s even more important than ever to communicate with your clients. The courts may be closed, but attorneys are still getting new cases, working on existing cases and advancing the discovery process on all of their cases. And they need to hear from you as the CLNC® consultant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week I shared 16 things a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant should never say to an attorney-prospect. I hope you’re already using their sage advice with prospects. There are also things we should never say to our clients, so this week, six CLNC® consultants disclose 12 comments Certified Legal Nurse Consultants should avoid with attorney-clients. Maybe you’ve been tempted to make one or two of these 12 comments yourself. Read on to learn why you almost always want to avoid them.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultants never want to look foolish or say the wrong thing to an attorney-client. But what if it’s not you, but the attorney who requires redirection? In this blog I’ve asked 5 CLNC® Pros to share how they approach an attorney-client who is wrong. Here’s what they say:
I just hung up from mentoring a new Certified Legal Nurse Consultant regarding a med-surg case. After listening to her ramble aimlessly about the case for three minutes, I politely stopped her and said, “I would really like to help you solve your issue, but would you please describe the issue?” After a few more attempts at rambling and a lot more nudging by me to keep her focused, she finally got to the heart of the matter, and we dealt with it easily and swiftly.
One of the most famous paintings in history, DaVinci’s Last Supper, is about 13 well-known people sitting around a table sharing bread and wine. From the beginning of mankind people have used food as a way of bonding. The tradition of “breaking bread” goes back to before knives were present at the table. Bread was considered essential to life and it was the ultimate act of sociality to break or share bread with another party – friend, stranger or foe.