I am on a staycation for the next two and half weeks. My first stayaction but certainly not my last. I am taking new cases and scheduling legal consultations and using the "staycation" to work up my cases. I am also taking time off for one week in July and one week in August. I am actually planning to take a one week staycation every month going forward for the remainder of the legal career so that I can make sure I am taking care of myself in addition to my clients, etc. I am also rearranging my work schedule and my life in the process. More on this later.
I want to introduce you to my personal assistant Maya. Maya works as my personal assistant Monday-Friday 10am to 2pm. I am training Maya to essentially function as my legal assistant and paralegal and to assist me with my cases, marketing, and other law office projects. Maya works with me from my home office and she also works from my traditional office as well. Maya's direct dial and Skype is 513-258-2876.
Why a personal assistant? I do not have a traditional law firm and therefore my attempts to hire someone trained as a legal assistant or paralegal failed miserably because most could not wrap their minds around the setup of my law firm because their background was traditional law firms: punch a time clock, receptionist, paralegal, secretaries, stacks and stacks of paper files, and everyone on one floor in the same building. This is why I hired a personal assistant and I plan to train her to my practice.
Also I want to introduce you to Tina, my Intake Specialist and Scheduler. Tina manages my calendar and schedules all of my appts. Tina's lives in central Indiana and works for my law firm virtually. Tina works Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm . Tina's direct dial and Skype is (765) 588-4304.
I am attending a webinar for criminal defense attorneys. I tell you there are more similiarities between criminal defense and licensure defense than differences.
How do you deal with a client with unrealistic expectations? This was the first question posed by the presenter. I deal with this issue every day, day in and day out. Expectations of the Representation.
The presenter also mentioned that the role of a criminal defense attorney usually boils down to persuading a client to take a miserable sentence vs. a horrible sentence. Wow!!!! Although action against the license isn't a "loss of liberty" or even remotely similiar to jail time or doing time in a state or federal prison, the reality is "action against the license" whether a public reprimand, probation, suspension, non-permanent revocation, or permanent revocation is akin to a professional and career jail sentence in a sense.