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3 Reasons to Never Charge Minimum Legal Nurse Fees

One of the building blocks of your business as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant is training your attorney-clients to give you adequate time to do justice to a medical malpractice case or any type of personal injury case. Setting a minimum fee (e.g., 20 hours minimum) sounds intuitive, but it’s not. Here are three reasons to never charge attorneys minimum legal nurse consulting fees:
RN job salary compared to a legal nurse consultant salary

How Does Your RN Salary Stack Up Against a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant’s Fees?

One variable that contributes to the huge level of stress among RNs is the fact that RNs are working harder than ever with little to no reward. Indeed, whether or not you get a pay raise in your RN job is dependent upon the kindness and generosity of healthcare administrators – people well known for rarely looking out for RNs. According to the Department of Commerce, RNs are losing ground in the salary department even as hospital revenues are reaching record highs.
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Tom’s Tech Tip: One Office Alternative for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants

Full disclosure, the word “Office” in the title means “Microsoft Office” not a tree house, tea house or any place you can sit and do your legal nurse consulting work. And alternative means free or at least less expensive. For years MS Office has been the gold standard, or at least the only standard for word processing for legal nurse consultants. Word’s reach is so pervasive that many Apple users were forced to pick up “Office for Mac” and Microsoft is extending further into mobile by upgrading its Office apps for iPads.
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Tom’s Tech Tip: Put Windows “Previous Versions” to Work for Your Legal Nurse Consulting Business

Like most Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, when typing a new document I’ll use an earlier version of a similar document as a template. As a best practice, I immediately retitle the old document with the new document name and save that new document with its new name. By doing so, I don’t accidently overwrite the old document. Sound confusing? It’s not. And, as long as you do it religiously, it works great and any reasonably disciplined CLNC consultant can, and should, do it.

Tom’s Tech Tip: What a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Should Do with Email from the Living Dead

Yesterday I received an email from someone I know who passed on about this time last year. It isn’t the first time he emailed me posthumously, and it won’t be the last. In fact, he isn’t the only dead person that emails me. What is so urgent that this legion of apparently living dead have to communicate from the other side? Well, as you can guess, it was spam and not for life-extending supplements.
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Tom’s Tech Tip: Certified Legal Nurse Consultants – Here’s Your Second Chance

Admit it, every Certified Legal Nurse Consultant has been there. In the heat of the moment you compose an email to an attorney-client, CLNC subcontractor or expert witness, click the send button and then, for some reason best left to your particular imagination, immediately decide it’s best if you could un-send or recall that email. But you can’t, what’s sent is sent, and the damage whether it is misspelled words, a badly constructed sentence or a bridge burned completely to the ground, is done.