Okay, here it is folks. I am a nurse and therefore I will do whatever I can for any nurse (if you pay me).
The attorney-client relationship is a professional relationship. Its not a personal relationship like a friendship.
I love what I do for a living and it is my passion but I maintain boundaries between my law practice clients, my professional nursing and colleagues, and my personal life.
What are professional boundaries?
I was always told you shouldn't mix light and dark liquor, you shouldn't mix beer and liquor, and do boilermakers and therefore I apply the same principles to my professional and personal life.
My stomach turns when I read law practice management and marketing articles which encourage lawyers to be "friends" with their clients to increase sales, etc. Guess what? Being friends with a client IMHO causes you to lose your objectivity and to get too personal, emotionally invested, and lose sight of your professional obligations to a client.
I know alot about professional boundaries. Guess what if you have a professional boundaries complaint before the Nursing Boards in OH, KY, and/or IN, you should think about hiring me.
Also, why I may adore you as a nurse and as a client, you are paying me for a service not to be your friend, right? Do you pay someone a friend thousand dollars to be your friend? I would hope not.
More importantly because I am your lawyer, not your friend, I tell you things you may not want to hear about your case, your nursing practice, or your nursing company. But that's my role as your lawyer; I am not your friend.
I am not being mean but I am giving it to you directly in a world of political correctness and "friending" as one dually licensed professional to another licensed professional.