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Communication is key in time-sensitive matters often relating to contracts, plea agreements, and settlement offers. Lawyers are obligated to communicate any settlement offers to the client in a civil case or plea offers in a criminal case in full terms. Rule 1.03 specifies that a lawyer shall keep a client informed about the status of…

Lack of communication is a leading cause of ethics violations and malpractice claims. Good communication protects the client from making decisions based on a lack of information. While we are all aware of how important communication is, so many attorneys still fail at it. Poor communication methods, improper relationship management, and lack of time are…

For lawyers, good lawyer client communication means setting expectations from the start. Being legal guru’s lawyers love to have everything in writing. This means that the contract for services or representation agreement will outline lawyer communication basics. Often the lawyer will ask you to agree to keep any contact information up to date and send…

Navigating the complexities of the legal world can be daunting, especially if you’re seeking an attorney for the first time. Whether you’ve encountered a legal hiccup or need expert advice, understanding the rules governing attorney-client communications in Texas can make your search smoother and more effective. Why This Matters In Texas, all attorneys are bound…

Good attorneys know that failing to deal with impermissible conflicts of interest lead to difficult ethical problems in their practice. Conflicting responsibilities are part of the nature of practicing law. Whether you’re working with a seasoned attorney or an attorney just beginning their legal career, they must have an understanding and manage conflicts of interest….

The handling of client funds and property are a big concern of lawyers. When seeking legal assistance, one of the biggest concerns clients often face is how their funds and property are handled by law firms. This is especially pertinent in Texas, where stringent legal standards govern the ethical practices of law firms. In this…

You’ve hired an attorney and you may be asking yourself “How do I work with my Attorney?” Once you have decided on an attorney, met with them, and signed a retainer to get them to work on your case you need to know there are several steps you can follow to help your attorney work…

When you hire an attorney in Texas, one of the first steps will likely be signing an attorney retainer agreement. The agreement will be tailored to your case in several ways. This document sets the stage for your legal representation, outlining the terms and conditions under which your attorney will work for you. Whether you’re…

The recent icy weather conditions in Abilene have resulted in more business for the local emergency centers with people slipping and falling on the ice. At Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys, our experienced slips and falls attorneys know these are serious injuries, and while a video showing a fall may show up on Tick Tok, Snapchat,…

If you have been injured, hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you. There are a number of benefits to having an attorney on your side. Here are a few benefits that you should be aware of. A personal injury lawyer can be professional and objective. They can make decisions that aren’t based on emotion…

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