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I have been a practicing attorney for a few years and recently I received a complaint from a former client. The former client made a number of unfounded allegations and demanded a large sum of money to settle the claims.
I called my malpractice carrier feeling nervous and worried; shortly after that call I met with June Laird. She was professional, compassionate and intelligent. After reviewing the complaint, facts and documents with June I felt much better about the case.
She wrote a concise, thoughtful and easy-to-understand letter to the Attorney Regulation Counsel. She explained why each of my former client's claims was without merit. June kept me in the loop as she wrote the letter and regularly sought my input.
Unfortunately, June was injured during the course of my case. Despite her injury, she still kept me well informed. She told me that she was in the hospital and would be working on my case and still met the deadline.
Shortly after submitting the letter in response to the complaint, we received a letter from ARC informing us that even if the client were able to prove his/her claims, they did not represent a violation of the law or the professional rules of conduct. It felt good to have a third-party neutral validate my feelings.
June was exceptional - as an attorney I hope to provide the same level of competence and commitment to my clients.