Good recent article from lawyerist on how your client relationship’s likely aren’t as good as you think they are.
We have to agree. Many attorneys, in our experience, dramatically over-estimate their value to their clients, to whom they are, not the “valued partner” of the lawyers’ imagination, but a replaceable suit.
As the article discusses, though, this isn’t surprising, given how little most attorneys do for their clients on a relationship-building level. Of course, it does not have to be this way. You can build real relationships. But it takes work. And it’s not always easy.