What do our client’s think about us? Do Lawyers often think about this?
I can only speak for myself. I do think about what my client’s think about me. Attorneys often complain that clients think of us as Robotic, without feelings, emotions, families, and hardships of their own.
I was cleaning out some files in my drawer the other day and I have saved files that are 13 years old. Some of them are special people that remind me that what I do is important and they appreciated it. Other files I have and will continue to keep are people who have touched me somehow emotionally, these are the clients I never want to forget.
Then there are the files reminding me of a few difficult clients, and how to avoid these pitfalls in the future. My files speak to me, they educate me, they jog my memory of their excruciating pain and hardships. I am fortunate I can help them, I am proud to be a lawyer and I am a better person because of them. I do not want to forget them.