Every time you interview a potential client, you have a "gut" feeling on whether they will be a good client or a bad one. Unfortunately, too many lawyers ignore our gut, and end up paying for it in the end.
Today's resolution is to Trust Your Gut. Don't ignore those uneasy feelings you (or your staff) have about potential clients. Instead, pay attention to them, and trust yourself to differentiate good clients from bad.
To help you trust your gut better, I've created a LexThink Client Worthiness Index Worksheet (links to .pdf) for you to use every time you interview a potential client. Fill in the blanks (and ask your staff to help) after your meeting, and you'll come up with a "Client Worthiness" number between 1-100. Do your best to take clients scoring 75 or better, and you'll weed out the bad ones before it is too late.