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 global pandemic, I’m really missing travel to the remarkable, unique and remote parts of the world – actually travel to any part of the world. Thank goodness I have my screensaver photos, which serve as constant reminders of the incredible places I’ve been blessed to visit. Yesterday a photo of one of my favorite places came up, the Taktsang Palphug Monastery (also known as the “Tiger’s Nest”) in Bhutan.
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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.
Like many of you, my social calendar has slowed down to a crawl as I navigate the new spikes in the COVID-19 pandemic. While that translates to more free time to relax, you might think a cup of healthy green tea first thing in the morning is not that essential, yet for me, it’s more vital than ever.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates how perception is often disguised as fact. We’re all experiencing the same exact virus, yet are quite divided on the so-called facts of the virus. Go out or stay home. Wear a mask or don’t wear a mask. Socialize with friends and family or don’t socialize. Eat in a restaurant or prepare meals at home.
While the life of a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant is different every day, I do enjoy waking up and starting my day in a relaxed atmosphere without the worry of beating the time clock. A nice cup of coffee in hand, I contemplate the direction I want to go and the ideas I want to accomplish. Ideas center around marketing, cases that need my attention, attorneys I need to call or email and dreams I will build upon. After an hour of brainstorming, I begin my day.
Letters of recommendation are one of the most impactful components of a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant’s promotional package. But what if your attorney-client wants you to take a stab at writing the letter for her signature?