Your Role in the Pursuit of Justice

You hired a lawyer.  You can relax and leave everything in her hands, right?  Not exactly.

Plaintiffs are responsible  for proving that more likely than not, the defendant acted in the manner set forth in the Complaint.  In many cases, the plaintiff’s allegations are based in part upon that person’s testimony; so plaintiffs are responsible to communicate with their attorneys honestly and in a forthright way to discuss the facts in detail.  All of these conversations are protected and confidential, until such time as the person testifies on a public record.  It is important that clients discuss all facts, good and bad, and address all concerns and issues, as soon as they arise.  An attorney can only be as good as the information they are given to work with.

Plaintiffs are also responsible  for granting authority to their attorneys.  Your attorney may ask you to sign documents so they can help you.  Some of these documents may not be available in the initial client meeting, or may not become relevant until later in the lawsuit.  When a document requires a client signature, the attorney may not be permitted to move the case forward without it.

Clients hold the keys to a successful attorney-client relationship.  It is equally important for a client to communicate updates to their attorney, as it is for the attorney to communicate updates to the client.  At Murphy & Landon, we strive to maintain strong client relationships based upon trust and communication.  We look forward to building a relationship with you.