I don't know where to begin with this post. I am not even sure I should be posting about it... but I will.
On Saturday, April 1, 2006, Michelle and I participated in Bill Handel's Law Day. Read my post about it here.
I spoke to many people that day. I also spoke to a very warm and loving middle aged couple. They told me that they hired an attorney based on a recommendation from her work for estate planning. I do not wish to write everything that transpired other than they paid him $1500.00 for estate planning documents. And to this day, they still haven't received their documents.
I believed them.
I offered to prepare their estate planning documents at no charge to show them that not all lawyers are greedy and irresponsible. The stereotype of greedy lawyers bothers me. I do not think I am one of them. Or rather, I hope not.
After multiple correspondence by phone, email and fax, they came into my office this afternoon to execute their estate planning documents. They live almost two hours away. They made the trek. I did the work. They are nothing but thrilled and relieved to have their estate planning documents in place.
They have lodged appropriate complaints about this attorney with various agencies including their referral source.
It felt good to be able to help them out.