2 lawyers recommended, 1 out of phone book 2 rated 10 off your site. I cross referenced them on DOJ site. they have all said, get back to you tomorrow. Is that lawyer speak for get lost? Totally confused ....does it mean I just have to take the ins. Co. Deal...I'm lost here, call a lawyer?...why? Sick of waiting for a callback. I must be saying something wrong. 3 mos of waiting for a call back from 5 different lawyers I called one a few times secretary took my number and said "he'll get back to you" I don't expect an answer why no call back, I'm just looking for some help
It is an unfortunate reality that some lawyers are not as responsive as they should be. On the flip side, an attorney's time is his stock in trade, so a long conversation with prospective clients when it is clear that the lawyer will not be able to take the case is not a smart business move.
Try contacting other attorneys. If you do not receive a response within two business days, it is probably safe to assume that you will not be getting a response from that lawyer at all.
Call more lawyers. Your case is worth it, isn't it? Finding the right lawyer can be hard work. Of course, no one here can tell you why you did not get a call back, but we can tell you that there are plenty of attorneys out there looking for business, and if you have a meritorious case, you will find an attorney if you call around. Do not wait three months for a call back. Wait one or two days, then move on.
Good luck to you.
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Try this general approach: "Hello, my name is Icky Woods (actually you use your own name, but you knew that). I would like to make an appointment to see Mr. Slicklawyer."
They may ask you some demographic and legal area questions and then they will either make you an appointment or tell you Mr. Slicklawyer makes his own appointments. If they tell you that, scratch Mr. Slicklawyer off your list .
Rinse and repeat until you get an appointment.
The dirty little secret is this. None of us want to talk to shoppers or do try-out camp on the phone but we'll gladly interview some guy with enough concern for his case to make an orderly appointment for consultation.
Truth be told, clients get callbacks. Shoppers get the chance to shop in person.
You are simply asking the lawyers to do something which they have no motive to do. Call a non-client for a non-billable conversation when client/billable matters are barking at them.
It usually does not require a callback to make an appointment.
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