As an attorney who has been practicing law for 25+ years and who has represented hundreds of clients in the bankruptcy arena (and thousands of clients otherwise), I am a big believer in using technology to facilitate communication with clients and to efficiently complete the bankruptcy filing process. Technology is used by my office in four ways: (1) communicating with clients 7 days a week regardless of the time of day so as to assure convenience to the client, (2) downloading and storing documents used in the bankruptcy presentation (e.g. bank statements, pay stubs, home appraisals, credit reports, tax returns, etc.), (3) preparing the bankruptcy petition & supporting documents which tend to be 60 to 100 pages+ in length, and (4) filing the chapter 7, chapter 11 or chapter 13 petition with the court and the supporting documentation with the trustee.
There is no reason that multiple days or even hours should pass in responding to a client’s inquiry. Similarly, there is no reason why a meeting with a client should be delayed when such can be engaged in via a video conference, email, text or telephone exchange. I use technology to our mutual advantage in assuring effective, efficient and timely communication with all clients. It starts with the initial Free Consultation. I am available 7 days a week (days, nights, weekends and holidays) to communicate with clients over the phone, via Skype video conferencing, email and text. I do not limit consultation time and dedicate whatever time is necessary to hear the full story from a client and answer all of there questions. Skype video conferencing has become an important tool in communicating with clients as it improves work flow and speeds up the time that it takes to prepare and file bankruptcy petitions (I can often have a bankruptcy prepared and filed in well under a week, sometimes in just a couple of hours). Using video conferencing allows clients to meet with me from there their home or office at all hours, and further allows them to relay documents without having to make multiple trips to my office.
My clients are good and decent people with families and commitments so anything that I can do to facilitate the process and make life a little easier in filing bankruptcy is good for them and therefore good for me. Using flexible communication methods and fully utilizing technology to make filing bankruptcy easier is a best practice that we should all learn from.
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