When communicating with your attorney or your attorney’s paralegal it is important that you divulge everything without crossing the line into a therapy session, you are paying by the hour. Speaking personally, I enjoy getting to know those that I am helping. However, I am helping you by telling you to use your time and mine wisely.
TAKE YOUR OWN NOTES
You as the client should always take notes when speaking with your attorney’s office. Whether you call to ask advice or we have called you to ask a question or request documents, it is a helpful tool to refer back to without having to repeat the phone call or conference you just had.
If a situation is not an emergency and you simply have information or a quick question, jot it down for your next phone call or email. Once you have compiled a few, go ahead and contact us. This will save some time and energy (and, ultimately, fees you will have to pay).
JUST DO IT
When your attorney’s paralegal contacts you and states that you need to fill something out or gather a ridiculously large amount of documents, it is best not to avoid it. Always ask questions, but don’t delay the inevitable. You will eliminate the calls and emails from us and keep a little more in your trust account for those important hearings.