Everyone knows that you need to be able to relate to the client and understand their fears, but you explained HOW to do that.
I feel like now I have an outline that I can use to help prepare for client meetings and apply it.
About Tracey A. L. Ingle, Esq.
Founder, Ingle Law, P.C.
Hi, my name is Tracey Ingle, and I want you to know, I understand your frustration. I get it. I’ve been an attorney for more than 20 years. I’ve worked in big city law firms, small suburban shops and for 15 years run my own solo practice.
I’ve come to learn that lawyers are really good at doing things the way they’ve always been done. Am I right? It’s proven. It works. It might not work the best but it works. And, well, sometimes the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t. Something different might be better, but it might be worse. So keep doing it the way it’s always been done and the outcome is predictable, even if predictably mediocre.
I fell into the same trap of doing it the way I was taught because it was how it was "supposed" to be done. And then one day, I stopped doing it that way. I just stopped. That was around 10 years ago, and it’s been a crazy ride ever since.
Why am I telling you all this? Because I was where you are right now. I too was at a stuck point. A point of frustration. A cross-roads. The same old way was no longer working for me. And what I discovered is that there are so many other and better ways to do things in the legal industry.
Maybe you’ve thought to yourself more than once, “There has got to be a better way.” There is. Welcome to the better way.