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1 hours ago A simple answer is that it is discourteous for lawyers to keep you waiting for a return call for more than 24 hours. But the question also relates to the way that lawyer or law firm manages communication with clients. Some firms are more respectful of clients than others and the time to find out is before you retain that lawyer to represent you.

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7 hours ago Keep track of: The date and time of the message. The name of the person who took the message. The date and time the call is returned. We operate on a same-day call-return schedule (no later than the following morning to callers in a later time zone). It …

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6 hours ago But if your lawyer does not return your call, or at least have a member of his or her staff return your call (in the event that your attorney is away from the office for a period of a day or two on business) within 24 business hours, odds are you have a lousy lawyer who is not going to get any better.

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3 hours ago It becomes important when you make phone calls or get brief updates, since a five-minute phone call could cost $50 when charged by a $200/hour lawyer who breaks the time into 15-minute increments. A lawyer who charges the same hourly rate but offers 6-minute increments would charge $20 (1/10 of the hourly rate of $200) for that same call.

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(610) 667-75118 hours ago tel: (610) 667-7511. Private message. Call. Message. Profile. Posted on Feb 2, 2015. When a lawyer is not representing you, there is no particular time period during which the attorney has to call you back, in fact, the attorney is not required to call you back at all. I think it won't hurt for you to try a second call or an email, but, if the

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9 hours ago If you fire a lawyer to whom you have paid a retainer, you are entitled to a refund of whatever money remains of the retainer after the lawyer is paid for his services up through the time you fired him. Once you fire him, he must prepare and give you a written accounting of the funds and a refund check. At the time you fire him, include a

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8 hours ago Attorney Consultation Fee. In some law firms, the initial consultation for legal advice is free. You won't find a fixed average rate, but you may see discounted attorney consultation fees of $50 to $100 for the first hour. In most cases, you'll need to pay a legal consultation fee before they give you personal advice since every case has so many variables.

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6 hours ago I previously blogged about 5 Things You Can Do to Help Your Divorce Attorney Keep Your Attorneys’ Fees Down and offer here 5 more things you can do to help reduce legal expenses. Do a weekly call or email to your attorney with your questions and concerns. Obviously an emergency or crisis requires immediate contact; but for most people, an

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1. Pay Your Attorney As You Have Agreed To. When money comes between you and your lawyer, you are less likely to get your attorney's attention, best performance, or sympathy.
2. Tell the Truth. If your lawyer doubts you in the consultation, or doesn't think you have a case, while that may change over time, getting over an initial disbelief is very hard.
3. Dress Appropriately. When your lawyer tells you to come to court or to a deposition - dress up for God's sake. When I see people at the courthouse looking like they are on their way to a nightclub, I know that they are a) low-class; b) going to lose their case; and c) their ego got in the way.
4. Things Can Take a Long Time. It's expensive because we have to wait in line too. Going to court is more than dressing up in a fancy suit and knowing what papers to fill out.
5. People Rely on More than Just the Law to Make Decisions. I know, I know. Every client's case is a winner. Everyone who sits in my office is right. We all know.
6. Get it in Writing. If you can't prove the terms of your arrangement to me in my office, you probably don't have a case. While lawyers can certainly take your money and your time and we can file a case that will be very hard to win, if you don't care enough about your life to get a contract, the judge is not very likely to be on your side.
7. Stop it with the Autobiographies on my Voicemail. If you leave a message longer than say, 30 seconds, when you are first calling me to set up an appointment, I will not be interested in calling you back.
8. Don't Bring Your Whole Family to Our Consultation. If you and I have an appointment, I don't need to be meeting everyone else. Not that I mind generally, but to be honest, bringing other people usually makes you late, unfocused and inattentive.

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2 hours ago Answer (1 of 7): As a general comment, this happens in many industries where people bill by the hour, not just law firms. It’s usually due to generally sloppy practices - people are late on their timesheets, then accounting is slow to prepare a draft invoice, then the PM takes a while to review t

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5 hours ago They aren’t stupid. They aren’t unable in any way to answer or return a call. They graduated from law school and passed the bar examination; they can answer and return calls. Their support staff members are instructed to brush off, and how to brush off, calls. And such a lawyer actually believes you’re not wise to his/her machinations.

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2 hours ago Answer (1 of 5): In my experience, it's the rich, experienced clients who negotiate price. It's the folks who are afraid of being looked down upon who take the first offer. I spent some time working for a commercial real estate developer who was a seriously cheap SOB. He was also worth many mi

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9 hours ago The answer is usually the same thing, “I keep calling to find out what’s going on with my case, and no one will call me back. I can’t get through to my attorney. I can’t speak to my attorney. I’m frustrated and I’ve had it. I want to go to a law firm where the attorneys actually call you back.

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6 hours ago The lawyer could be out of town or iii. Keep calling. Try sending the letter by fax and email. Ask the secretary wht you can do to get a response. Sometimes the lawyer could be on trial also. IF YOU FOUND THIS ANSWER "Helpful" or " The Best Answer" YOU CAN THANK ATTORNEY RADDATZ BY MARKING IT SO because Avvo awards the attorney points. MS.

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Just Now If you are away from the office, on vacation, in court or on a personal matter, let your voice mail message shape the expectation of the caller as to when they can expect a call. If you have gone on an 180 day world tour, having your voice mail message state “Hi this is John Smith, I can’t take your call right now please leave a message

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1 hours ago If you do decide that legal help is the best option in your situation, then it is normally best to contact a lawyer immediately. If you have been injured in an accident there may be certain time limits that you need to abide by when filing a lawsuit. They can vary across state lines and can vary depending on a number of other factors.

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4 hours ago As a general rule, give your lawyer 1-2 days to return your non-urgent phone call; very often, your lawyer may be out of the office for a half-day, whole day, or longer if he/she is in court. If your matter is urgent, try again in 2 hours and always ask if there is someone else in the office who might be able to help you in your lawyer’s absence.

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How long can a lawyer Keep you Waiting for a return-call?

This is a question that despite its simplicity touches on many aspects of your relationship to your lawyer. A simple answer is that it is discourteous for lawyers to keep you waiting for a return call for more than 24 hours. But the question also relates to the way that lawyer or law firm manages communication with clients.

What should I do if my attorney won't call me back?

You’re giving your attorney the chance to grow as a professional and do a better job for you going forward. If you have an attorney that won’t call you back and not responding, call the office. Make an appointment. Go in and meet with them and if that doesn’t solve your problem, then get a different attorney on board and fire the first one.

Is it worth calling a lawyer on the phone?

If you are calling to price shop on the phone, you are likely to get called back never (unless you're looking for bankruptcy, then they'll throw you to a robot. If you want a particular lawyer, it is worth a second phone call. Perhaps your description of your case is not sufficiently attractive.

Is it discourteous for lawyers to keep you waiting 24 hours?

A simple answer is that it is discourteous for lawyers to keep you waiting for a return call for more than 24 hours. But the question also relates to the way that lawyer or law firm manages communication with clients. Some firms are more respectful of clients than others and the time to find out is before you retain that lawyer to represent you.

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