Civility Never Goes Out of StyleBy Sean Hessler, Hessler LawThis article
was originally published in 2011, but the point is still valid: civility breeds success. The author mentions client expectations and the incorrect expectation that lawyers on different sides of an issue should always be confrontational. I have actually experienced this misconception when a client expressed disapproval of me saying goodbye and shaking opposing counsel’s hand after a hearing. Of course this collegiality later benefited the client when it came time to negotiate. Read this article
to learn how treating each other with respect can benefit everyone.This post was written by Sean Hessler of Hessler Law. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Solo/Small Firm Practice Section page, please email Rachel Beachy at email@example.com. To subscribe to more solo/small firm practice news like the article above, click here to update your news subscriptions. Your news subscriptions appear in your bi-weekly E-Bulletin and on your personalized IndyBar homepage.Keep an eye out for our newest e-newsletter for members, Bar Talk, featuring the top IndyBar posts each month!