Who Would You Rather Have Show Up, a Lawyer or a Plumber?
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Who Would You Rather Have Show Up, a Lawyer or a Plumber?

by | Dec 5, 2020 | Firm News

Who Would You Rather Have Show Up, a Lawyer or a Plumber?
The answer is obvious: a plumber.
I typically provide curbside service to my clients these days. I provide the documents they are going to sign in advance and meet them outside of my office. They stay in their vehicles and masked up of course I hand them a clipboard with the documents to be signed. At least six feet away I ask them if their signing was their free act and deed. They hand the clipboard back to me and they are on their way. I had one of these drive up document signing meetings on Monday and my client told me he liked the curbside service and had mentioned it to his plumber who was at his home over the weekend. The plumber’s bill came to $200.00 and my client exclaimed to the plumber my lawyer doesn’t charge that much for such a short visit!
The plumber wittingly responded by stating “That’s why I am not a lawyer anymore.”

During the pandemic I work at home during the day and go to my office on weekends. My one legal assistant is in our Hyde Park, Vermont at 125 Main Street office during the weekdays but we don’t have any visitors. I have had a paperless office since 2009 and calls to my office number of [nap_phone id=”LOCAL-REGULAR-NUMBER-1″] are transferred to my cell phone no matter where I am. I took a call while skiing down North Slope at Stowe yesterday. I apparently was ready for a pandemic even though I didn’t know it because I didn’t miss a beat when I started working from home on March 16, 2020. I have access to every document and email sent or received since 2009 in 30 seconds or less.

I am available by phone or email seven days a week anytime I am not sleeping, in a Zoom meeting, Zoom mediation or court conference call or otherwise already on the phone. Of course I will return phone calls and emails as quickly as I can. I provide documents old school via the US Mail and we provide a self addressed envelope for our clients to return documents. We also use provide documents via DocuSign. We will email or fax documents to you if you have the capability to print, scan and either email or fax the documents back to us.

The most important thing to do is to call David Polow for a free consultation. Everyone should know their rights!