Peacemaker Signature Reliable, Aware, Motivated
This is the final installment in my series of peacemaker signature blogs. A peacemaker signature is an effort among Collaborative Divorce professionals to articulate what they stand for and how they go about practicing family law. Here’s mine.
Law is nothing if not reliable, aware, and motivated, and these traits are essential to my practice of family law.
A client can rely on me to be supportive and to tell them the truth about what I am thinking and what the law might do.
Being reliable, though, does not translate into being available 24/7. Clients can rely on the fact that when I say I’m going to be there, I’ll be there 100%.
They can rely on me to get the work done, fully and completely. They can rely on me to be by their side in the important moments. They can rely on the fact that I will always call back, answer their emails, engage with their case.
It may not be on their timeline, but I promise, it will get done.
Hand in hand with reliability is being self-aware and motivated. You want an attorney who is reflective and considers whether she can improve. Someone who will revisit a situation to make sure it was done right.
You want someone, like me, who is motivated on their own, someone you don’t have to babysit or watch over to move your case along.
I know myself well enough to know when I cannot take on a case because I’ll be too emotional, or it’s a conflict of interest.
I won’t need you to stand over me and tell me what needs to be done. You want an attorney who leads you, not the other way around.
A client needs to know that he or she can trust and rely on their attorney to do whatever needs to be done, who has drive and ambition, and you hope it will rub off on you, too.