The Multitasking Attorney:
Picture this: you’re on your way out of court, fumbling through paperwork, trying to unlock your car door when the phone rings. You have to answer it! Not only that, you have to stop everything you’re doing. In some cases, you might even impersonate your non-existent British receptionist. That’s what main character, Jimmy McGill, does in the first episode of “Better Call Saul,” seen in the following clip.
Admittedly, I was reluctant to write about “Better Call Saul,” only because of the obvious bending of the law on the part of the main character, James “Jimmy” McGill, attorney at law. Jimmy McGill is the real name of the character spun off from “Breaking Bad” Saul Goodman.
For those who have not seen the show, a: Watch it. b: Jimmy McGill is a solo practitioner trying to make his name as an attorney amidst the behemoth law firms neighboring his small practice.
To stay away from the particulars of the show, and to avoid spoilers, Jimmy McGill NEEDS Answering Legal – so badly. He answers his cell phone with a british accent, pretending to be his own receptionist, he checks his answering machine in his office to no avail, and he is constantly balancing appearing in court and trying to build his practice on a budget.
However, I never felt that Jimmy was a good role model for Answering Legal until this week’s episode.
SPOILER ALERT: Jimmy runs an advertisement for his firm. No solid details, but he reminds his assistant and the rest of the staff more than a few times to answer the phones, and even checks that the calls will rollover so that a live person answers every call! He says, and I quote, “None of the calls will go to the answering machine? Old people hate talking to robots.” I nearly spit out my drink!
First off, check out the show – it’s just phenomenally done.
Second, I want to call Jimmy and give him a free trial of Answering Legal! Our legal answering service could provide him with the 24/7 support he needed to take all of the whopping 100+ phone calls his advertisement yielded!
Don’t be like Jimmy, do as he says, not as he does.
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