I Was From Venus and My Lawyers Were From Mars
If you were suddenly the client sitting across the table from the lawyer, rather than the other way around, would your priorities change? You bet they would. Jim Blackburn knows for that happened to him in early 1993, when suddenly he was the one in trouble, the one in need of legal advice, and the one who did not know what legal consequences were in store for him. He only knew he was scared, nervous and not at all sure he wanted to stick around to find out the answers to his questions.
Fortunately, he had two of the best lawyers in the state. Even so, it took a long time for Jim to accept and take their advice. He thought he knew better. He had difficulty telling them everything they needed to know. For almost a year, his relationship with his two friends and lawyers was tenuous at best.
There’s the rub…do you really know how to handle your clients? Do you know what they want most from you? What makes a lawyer great rather than just good? In this dynamic program, complete with quotes and newspaper headlines from that time, Jim takes you step by step through the practical, legal, and emotional phases of any legal representation of a client in trouble…civil or criminal.
This is far more than a typical “talking head” CLE lecture. It’s a personal story about how the Rules of Professional Conduct work in real life, and is an in-depth coverage and analysis of how lawyers and clients should work together so that when lawyers, in complying with the most basic Rules of Professional Conduct, actually reach the very best representation of their clients.