Attorneys should be working for you, not themselves. After all, aren’t you the one who “hired” them to do work for you? This post is adapted from a recent Inc. online article, Why You Need to Manage Your Lawyer, hiring an attorney isn’t always as carefree and cost effective as it should be.
According to the article, just as you need to manage your business productivity, you also need to spend time managing your lawyer to produce the results you need at the investment you want to pay. That appears to be the disconnect. It will cost you money not to manage your lawyer due to hours billed and collaborations, and it will cost you money for lost time managing your lawyer’s time and collaborations. Remember, your priorities are not theirs, as “firm revenue and risk avoidance are your lawyer’s top priorities.”
There are two areas of which the article recommends you remain vigilant, revenue generation (Theirs, not yours) and risk avoidance. Let’s take a look.
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