Monday, June 8, 2009

I try to give people the benefit of the doubt...but for how long?

Okay, it's Monday. My lawyer emailed me last Monday and told me she received my email (sent a few days before that) and she would get back to me by Wednesday the 3rd with her evaluation of my contract. As I's now Monday, which is the 8th...and nothing.

I know people get happens. I'm not sure if she's married, has a family, whatever....but besides that, I know she's human...and humans get busy and things get pushed aside.

So how long do I give her??? I hate to be a pest...but who's paying whom here???

It's Monday, the day after the weekend.....should I allow her some catch up time???? She's got till 3 o'clock. Then I am getting back on and sending her an email.


  1. Hmmm, you already paid her? That stinks. Since she stated when she'd be back to you, I think you have every right and reason to e-mail her as soon as you want.
    If you didn't pay her yet, then I'd get a new lawyer. :-)
    Oh, and you're not a pest if you're paying. Things do happen but I think it's extremely inconsiderate for her to not let you know what's going on (unless it is a death or something horrible). I don't think you should feel bad, or mad. It's business and if she doesn't act professionally, then just be careful. :-) But congrats on having a contract. That's pretty cool!

  2. You're not being a pest by asking her for a status update. You are the client, she works for you. If she wasn't able to get to your contract by the date she provided, she should have sent you a quick email to inform you of that, as a professional courtesy.

  3. No, didn't pay yet. She said she'd send me an invoice afterward...she bills by the hour. I sent her a quick email...nicely asking what's going on. Let's see how long this takes. I think it's safe to say I will not be using her for future legal matters. I used to run my own business...and you should do what you say you're gonna do...unless, like you said Jessica, there was a death or something. Heck, when my first child was born 2 1/2 weeks early, I brought my datebook to the hospital so I could make calls..I had two client meetings planned for that week.