I asked the CLNC pros to share situations where they’ve saved their attorney-client’s case. From civil to criminal and plaintiff to defense, it’s obvious why some of these attorneys have been clients of these Certified Legal Nurse Consultants for more than a decade.
We’ve all been taught that what’s on the inside is much more important than what’s on the outside. But contrary to what the experts say, I believe what’s on the outside just might be as important (or even more important) than what’s on the inside.
Are you terrified by the sheer volume and total disorder of the files stacking up on your desk? What’s a busy Certified Legal Nurse Consultant to do? Easy. Get them out of view!
Over the years, I have become acquainted with the attorneys in one of my oldest attorney-client’s law firm. It’s a large multi-specialty firm. I always find out who the other attorneys in a firm are and contact them, just to introduce myself and let them know I’m working with one of their colleagues. Of course I let them know what I do as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and put a bug in their ear that they too can use my CLNC services. One of my most memorable cases came from working with an attorney in the family law department.
Certified Legal Nurse Consultants: Are You Giving Your Attorney-Clients the Good, the Bad and the Ugly?
Attorneys appreciate honesty and objectivity, but more importantly they need honesty and objectivity with their medical-related cases. That’s why it’s important for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants to never hold back their opinions. The attorney is investing time, money and sweat into every case and must understand the good, the bad and the ugly. This is the only way the attorney can make intelligent decisions about whether to take a case or reject it and whether to settle or to go to trial. It doesn’t help for you to sit on the fence about an issue or to suck up to the attorney, only giving information that agrees with the attorney’s own opinion, especially if it’s a case that he’s convinced himself is a winner.