phone calls within 24 hours. Now, what are some
reasons I might fail to do that?
In no particular order:
1. I did not get the message.
I know, I pay good money to have my phone answered all the time, but, everyone makes mistakes. Your bankruptcy message may have been in an email I accidentally deleted.
It may or may not have made its way to my phone. The message taker may have recorded a wrong digit.
So, call me again, and or send me an email to contact you.
2. I may actually be busy for more than 24 hours.
Busy is out of reach. Judges don’t like cell phones ringing in their courtrooms.
Sometimes, I am up north, or driving somewhere, with a bad cell, and I cannot call out.
Same as (1) above, call back, and/or email me.
3. I already answered your question, usually by email.
When you leave a specific message, with a specific question, I will frequently look up the answer, in your file, or by checking bankruptcy law, and email a response. That way, I have a record of your question, and the answer. In those cases, I do not call back.
4. I did not think you wanted or needed a call back.
I don’t duck clients. Even the ones I may not like.
If your message was, I sent a fax, or, I sent you the stuff you wanted, great, OK.
If I did NOT get it, I will let you know, otherwise, I do not return these calls.
I do not think the rest of the top ten list on this lawyer returning calls post apply to me.
I covered reason #10, being busy.
#9, there is nothing new to tell you, is frequently true, and I will state that in an email to you rather than return your call.
#8 You talk too much. Well, I am not one pot to call the kettle black on this one.
#7 Your lawyer has issues. None that keep me from returning calls.
#6 Your lawyer screwed up. I call right away when these happen; and they do, to everyone; the best way to deal with it is be up front.
#5 Your lawyer is an ass. Only occasionally, less and less all the time.
#4 You are not the client. THIS DOES APPLY. I cannot discuss client issues with their significant other, spouse, BFF, or whatever, without authorization from the client.
#3 You are an idiot. We all do idiotic things some times, few of us are actual idiots, and, they are entitled to zealous representation, .too
#2 You won’t listen. I will terminate a call for this reason.
#1 You are an ass. I think he just used this to get to ten, really the same as #3.