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I’m just asking, with all the recent technology allowing us to provide reviews on EBay, Amazon, Tripadvisor, AVVO, etc., are ratings of customers coming next? I had thought of a business like Avvo, except in my version I would have included lawyer and professionals reviewing  clients.  I can think of many instances in which I could have saved myself some real time and revenue wasting experiences, not to mention grief, had I known more about some clients before they retained me.  Maybe I was just young and inexperienced. Maybe…..

Some of the client rating questions could be:

  1. Do they pay on time?  Wait!…   Do they even pay?
  2. Do they re-negotiate bills, and how much?
  3. Are they a pleasure to work with or are they the “clients from hell”?
  4. How many other lawyers turned them down?
  5. If they  have prior litigation, how many times did the win/loose?
  6. Have they ever filed a bar complaint?  (oooohh…now that would be worth something to inquiring minds)

Do you have some of your own questions about your clients?

I suppose for something like this to work out, customer rating/review access would  have to be ultra private, members only and with scroll down choices to avoid personal remarks.  I bet some of you reading this are already going huumm…….. I’d like that.

How about a client credit report like a FICO score for clients.  Why not?  “Uh… your score is a 540 (sub-prime?) so will have to charge you a larger retainer and you’ll have to pay a premium for this insurance policy in case…..Am I getting carried away?

My dog keeps looking at me like it if he’s saying (between drooling and panting) it’s not a good idea.  Maybe he’s right. Maybe….

What do you think?


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