The Business Case for Being a Decent Human Being (and Lawyer) [LGE 015]



It’s not enough to be competent in your practice area, now clients expect lawyers to be decent human beings as well. In this episode, I share my thoughts on the importance of being a good person and how that has a positive impact on your business.

I also examine the fall out from a New York attorney’s recent “racist rant” and how that is negatively affecting his reputation and law practice.

What I Discuss in This Episode:

  • How lawyers now must be good people along with being competent in their practice areas
  • What effect, if any, your behavior outside of your lawyer duties have on your career as a lawyer
  • Clients care about how they’re treated, and sometimes, that’s enough to prevent a filing of a malpractice claim
  • How you treat clients is reflected in Google Reviews and that affects business
  • What can we learn from Aaron Schlossberg, the New York lawyer who recently went on a rant that basically ruined his reputation as a lawyer

Resources Mentioned:  

Blink – Malcolm Gladwell

Erin Gerstenzang episode

Aaron Schlossberg – NY attorney

http://abc13.com/society/ny-attorney-in-racist-rant-kicked-out-of-office/3488994/

https://ny.eater.com/2018/5/18/17368288/aaron-schlossberg-racist-rant-lawyer-ice

https://ethicalnag.org/2010/10/15/why-doctors-get-sued/

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