Writing the valuable client letter

In modern practice, clients want lawyers’ advice to help them make their own decisions, not to have lawyers make the decisions for them. Making the client feel empowered by legal services drives up the value of your letter. In contrast, the “legal masterpiece” can disengage clients and makes your legal opinion appear just an expensive “cost of doing business.”

February’s Canadian Lawyer monthly column, The Accidental Mentor, serves up comic fare about a most serious topic: Writing the valuable client letter.

While you’re there, check out the other Canadian Lawyer columns, including Cheryl Foy’s “Keeping an eye on insurance.

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Dans la pratique juridique moderne, les clients veulent des conseils pour les aider à prendre leurs propres décisions, et de ne pas se sentir que les avocats les ont déjà prise pour eux. L’article mensuelle du Canadian Lawyer, Le Mentor accidentel, offre un peu de comédie sur un sujet assez grave: Rédaction des lettres aux clients.

Pendant que vous y êtes, consultez les autres articles, y compris celle de Cheryl Foy: “Keeping an eye on insurance.”

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