When to use private e-mail for solicitors?
[See also 3C, 3.08 and 3.09].Warning on the use of private e-mailWhere the use of the firm’s system for private communications is permitted, such a check may intrude on the privacy of members of a firm’s staff.
Can a solicitor check the accuracy of e-mail?
If advice is given by staff by e-mail, firms will need to be able to check the accuracy of the advice. Normally this will be done by a review of paper files, but cases may arise where firms will wish to check communications on their way to or from a member of staff.
What should I do if someone calls my law firm?
At this point, the caller is simply someone who is interested in your services, and the ONLY WAY to convert them is to get them in front of an attorney.
When to discuss fees with a law firm?
Studies show that once a lead is in front of an attorney, the attorney has a 74% chance of retaining them as a client. That is why the goal of your phone conversation should be nothing more than scheduling an in-person consultation. The initial phone call is not the time to discuss fees or to qualify the lead.
Can a person be fined for sending a threatening letter?
18 U.S. Code § 876 – Mailing threatening communications. If such a communication is addressed to a United States judge, a Federal law enforcement officer, or an official who is covered by section 1114, the individual shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
Is the opposing counsel’s office late delivering mail?
It could happen, especially if opposing counsel’s office also happens to have late mail delivery, but there is a reason you pay extra for overnight service, and even “priority mail” takes two days or more. Most of the time Tuesday’s mail will not be completely organized and put into the trucks for delivery until Thursday.
How did an attorney make himself look bad?
I successfully persuaded the court to reduce the sanctions sought against the client, but the court appropriately awarded about $600 in attorney fees for the time opposing counsel had spent on the motion. Two days later I received a faxed letter from opposing counsel, demanding that our client “pay the $600 in sanctions within 48 hours.”