I Asked an Unresponsive Lawyer if He Was OK, and He Woke Up

A previous article struck a chord with readers internationally — and lawyers — and the advice we shared has worked well.

A man sitting at his desk looks like he just woke up, a piece of toast sticking to his face.
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The most frequent complaint that all state bar associations receive from the public is a refusal, unwillingness or absolute failure by their lawyers to communicate — specifically, to return phone calls.

A recent article included an interview with New York psychotherapist Dr. Elizabeth Eckhardt, a Learn Formula continuing legal education presenter and director of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Lawyer Assistance Program.

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H. Dennis Beaver, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Author of "You and the Law"

After attending Loyola University School of Law, H. Dennis Beaver joined California's Kern County District Attorney's Office, where he established a Consumer Fraud section. He is in the general practice of law and writes a syndicated newspaper column, "You and the Law." Through his column he offers readers in need of down-to-earth advice his help free of charge. "I know it sounds corny, but I just love to be able to use my education and experience to help, simply to help. When a reader contacts me, it is a gift."