Are You a Go-To Lawyer or a No-Too Lawyer?
Lawyers can be placed into two different categories: "go to" lawyers, the type of proactive, can-do lawyer who everyone wants to work with and "no too" lawyers (as in "I'll say no to that too"), who always tell clients what they can't do. In this post, Larry Bodine describes the characteristics of each. According to Bodine, go-to lawyers are up-to-date on the law, grasp their clients' strategic issues and "put some skin in the game," by sharing risks with clients. By contrast, no-too lawyers reflexively tell clients no, don't bother to learn about the client and its business environment, don't return phone calls or keep current on issues.
Bodine wants to know: "Which lawyer are you?"
Posted by Carolyn Elefant