How LawyerLine Helps You Have a Client-Centered Practice

At LawyerLine, we provide an exceptional answering service specifically tailored for lawyers and attorneys. Having a niche like this cultivates unique interest and knowledge in the relationship between legal counsel and their clients. 

With Rocket Matter’s article “How Lawyers Should (and Shouldn’t!) Answer Phone Calls” in mind, I wanted to take this opportunity to share some insight LawyerLine has found when speaking with our client’s callers. 

Above almost all else, clients want to be treated with human decency. Have their calls be returned, their questions answered, and to really feel a connection with their lawyer. Especially in the instances of sensitive matters, such as criminal defense, divorce/custody, etc. It’s very easy for people to project their feelings of fear and apprehension about the situation onto their legal counsel, or onto the person who answers the phone. 

Our LawyerLine representatives treat every call with empathy, while also guiding them through the intake process. Our understanding and listening ears and warm personalities give your clients the time that you may not be able to spend on the phone, and our knowledgeable staff is able to schedule them for a consultation so they have time with to discuss their situation with you.

LawyerLine is also proud to be fully customizable. Our intake process can be as detailed as you need so that we can best serve your clients. We also train our representatives to process payments virtually, so our team can handle all of the “set-up” in the beginning of your relationship with a new client (or help maintain your existing client relationships). We can also provide translation services so that you can reach a broader client base, if desired.

Being able to assist your law firm with any and all of your call-handling needs, which in turn provides a welcoming experience for your clients, is at the heart of LawyerLine

The Importance of a Good Intake

Having a good set of intake questions is very important! This makes all the difference of a lead having a seamless experience between speaking with one of our representatives and then with you. 

Our LawyerLine representatives are trained to ask intake questions, schedule appointments, and process payments. With this in mind, how can you best utilize the intake process so you have everything you need for your consultation?

  1. Include all of the contact information needed for all parties involved (date of birth, mailing address, etc)
  2. Include all case-related information needed (such as upcoming court dates, any actions filed, etc)
  3. Include all practice area-related information needed. You may have different questions that you want asked to a criminal lead versus family law, etc. 
  4. Any factors that would cause you to not want a consult scheduled (ex: the injury was ver 5 years ago, the charge is from a specific county, etc)

The above can be utilized even if scheduling a consultation isn’t on your radar. Your client’s intake can be seen as the first date in your relationship – you’re getting to know each other! As with any relationship, it’s important to have good communication and a solid foundation. Having a good intake allows us to assist you in building long-last relationships with your clients. 

March Madness – LawyerLine Edition!

Happy March! With this month being a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the NBA not being as much of a staple for entertainment for sports-fanatics, I thought this month we’d have March Madness – LawyerLine Edition!

LawyerLine has grown in many ways since its birth. In our beginnings, we had a small team of less than 10 people answering for about fifty law firms across the country. In 2020 alone, we have seen 300% growth in both the amount of clients we answer for and the members we have in our team. 

The one thing that has not changed in all of LawyerLine’s years is the quality of call handling. We pride ourselves in handling calls with the attention and compassion that your clients deserve. 

LawyerLine has big ambitions for the future, as well! There are many projects in the works and in beta development that will make the already-amazing LawyerLine experience even brighter for all of our clients!

Leave a comment below if you have any suggestions for things we should look into developing, or if you have anything you would like to read about in a future blog post!

Love for LawyerLine!

Happy February! In honor of February 14th being Valentine’s Day, we’re taking this month to share with you some love for LawyerLine!

At the end of last year, we sent out a survey to our LawyerLine clients to check in with them to see how we’re doing. We have open communication with our clients via email, but with the craziness of 2020 we especially wanted to make sure we were still meeting every need of our clients as the pandemic unfolded. We also wanted to ensure that we were doing everything we possibly can to support our clients. 

  • 96% of the respondents of the survey stated that they would recommend LawyerLine to a colleague. 
  • 100% of the respondents reported that they are satisfied with the response time from the administrative staff concerning updates to be made to call handling procedure
  • Respondents stated:
    • “The service has been great. The team always takes swift action to address our concerns”
    • “Very happy with your service!”
    • “My team does a great job”
    • “Super pleased that I engaged your service. I’ll be exploring additional services at a later date!”
    • “Everyone is so very helpful and flexible”

Serving our clients is the motivation for all of us working here at LawyerLine. We also prioritize teamwork. In light of the helpful and positive feedback we received from our clients, we also sent out a survey to our representatives. Our talented and hardworking LawyerLine team had a lot of love to give!

  • “Everyone works great together as a team. It also gives me confidence for others working knowing that someone is always willing to help”. 
  • “I love our ability to answer calls 24 hours a day and the overall loyalty we have towards one another”
  • “I love how quickly updates are done when we have new information to be added!”
  • “I really like working here and feel appreciated. I like being a part of a company that prioritizes teamwork!”
  • “LawyerLine is easily the best place I’ve worked for. It’s a breath of fresh air. I love the service we provide”

It warms our hearts to be able to cultivate a work environment that fosters teamwork and camaraderie among our representatives. This positive atmosphere is present in our calls with clients, and our attorney’s can see that. 

There are many things to love this time of year, and LawyerLine is on all of our lists!!