Say "No" to Clients That Aren't Your Ideal Clients

clients Mar 14, 2023

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Say "No" to Clients That Aren't Your Ideal Clients

When a case ends by settlement or trial, most civil trial lawyers enjoy their more relaxed schedule - for a while. It's easy to quickly begin worrying about getting your next case. During this period, it's important to have a clear intention about who your ideal client is, what your ideal case is, and what your ideal caseload is. You have a limited amount of time to handle your active cases. Now that you have some space, keep the opening available until the ideal client and case come along. If you take a marginal client or case, you won't have the space later on when the ideal client and case appear. Be strong. Say no to clients that aren't your ideal clients.  

I do three things, all California law related:

I'm a mediator, arbitrator and referee at ADR Services, Inc. I handle business, employment, insurance (bad faith, coverage, UIM), probate, real property and torts (elder abuse, medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, and wrongful death) cases. To schedule a matter, contact my case managers Haward Cho, [email protected], (213) 683-1600, or Rachael Boughan, [email protected], (619) 233-1323.

I mentor law firm associates with my Master Lawyer Mentoring services, helping them quickly master essential skills, and strategically work up and present their cases to get excellent results for the law firm and its clients. If you're interested in these services, call me at (619) 990-4312 or email me at [email protected]

Finally, I publish California Case Summaries. I prepare one-paragraph summaries, that can be read in 2 minutes and are organized by legal topic, so attorneys can quickly and easily know the new cases in their practice areas to get better results for their clients. To subscribe, click here.

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Do well and be well.

Stay safe and healthy.

Best regards,
Monty A. McIntyre, Esq.
Mediator, Arbitrator & Referee
Master Lawyer Mentoring™
California Case Summaries™

CA Civil Trial Attorney Since 1980
ABOTA Member Since 1995
Past President San Diego County Bar Assn., SD ABOTA Chapter
Phone: (619) 990-4312.
Email: [email protected] 

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