The Midnight Call

May 2011
Family Advocate;Spring2011, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p24
The article presents information on dealing with emergency midnight calls by family law attorney from clients. Suggestions are offered to go to the jail immediately to talk with one's client or get the client to the lawyer's office immediately. It is stated that family law attorney should consider the emergency call as an opportunity to prepare oneself for.


Related Articles

  • The Ethics of UNBUNDLING. Kimbro, Stephanie L. // Family Advocate;Summer2010, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p27 

    The article discusses the significance of unbundled legal services and how to integrate these services in a law firm in the U.S. It differentiates the services provided between unbundling and automated legal-document assembly or blank legal forms. Also mentioned is the step-by-step process of...

  • The Ethics of UNBUNDLING. KIMBRO, STEPHANIE L. // Family Advocate;Fall2010, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p27 

    The article presents information related to the unbundled legal services, particularly in the U.S. family law practice. It is stated that in unbundling, a lawyer needs to guide the client through the limited legal process and instruct him on handling certain tasks without the lawyer being...

  • HEADING OFF PROBLEMS with Good Clients and Salvaging Bad Ones. VAVRA, JANET MCCULLAR // Family Advocate;Spring2012, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p10 

    The article discusses how to avoid bad client relationships in family law matters. Lawyers need to tell in advance their clients involved in divorce cases, about the changes which the divorce will bring to their lives. Such clients sometimes have unrealistic expectations about their spouse and...

  • Billing 101. Shields, Allison C. // GPSolo;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p26 

    The article offers suggestions for lawyers on how to establish a relationship of trust with client when it comes to billing and fees. Lawyers are suggested to have an in-depth discussion with the client at the beginning of the engagement regarding fees. It is mentioned that the initial...

  • HOW TO CROSS-SELL TO YOUR CLIENTS. Hurley, Michael P. // GPSolo;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p12 

    In this article, the author offers tips for lawyers for cross-selling services to their clients. He states that while interviewing new clients, a lawyer should let them know all the areas of law that he practices and encourage them to contact him for any legal matter. According to him, clients...

  • HOW TO AVOID THE SURPRISE ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. Loeffiler, Evan L. // GPSolo;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p16 

    In this article, the author discusses ways to avoid the surprise attorney-client relationship. He states that often a casual advice given by a lawyer to someone is interpreted to be a legal advice and the lawyer is held responsible for it. He states that it is the lawyer's responsibility to be...

  • Million-Dollar Baby Book.  // Buffalo Law Journal;5/3/2007, Vol. 79 Issue 36, p4 

    The article offers a tip for lawyers on conducting business with clients. It recommends giving business to clients and introducing them to others who can improve their own operations. It notes that a firm must fulfill the needs of clients, provide financial advice and purchase medical services...

  • Experience, Needs Prompt More Lateral Moves. Sanders, Elizabeth // Grand Rapids Business Journal;12/4/2006, Vol. 24 Issue 49, p24 

    The article discusses the changes in the legal industry as of December 2006. In the past, one law firm represents a client for all its legal needs but now, clients can seek a law firm with the experience and expertise for each legal issue it is facing. In response to the discriminating needs of...

  • Targeting Clients for Growth. Calloway, Laura A. // Law Practice: The Business of Practicing Law;Mar/Apr2013, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p12 

    The article looks at the steps on how to become a good lawyer. It provides a detailed account on the importance of developing a referral network to land the right clients and establishing a written set of criteria that a case must meet before a lawyer will agree to take it. In addition, the use...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics