Unsympathetic Domestic Violence Lawyers
I experienced a free consultation with this firm. Not trying to be sexist, but if you are going to
have a "blunt" lawyer/whoever speaking with survivors of domestic abuse, maybe don't have it be a
man. Totally unsympathetic (except at the end, I guess, when he apologized for leaving me in tears).
Yes, I have a case that doesn't really have a winning angle, but this person seemed more interested
in pointing out all the ways I had messed up than actually trying to help me. At first, I thought it
was because he thought I had no money, but even after I told him I did, he still just wanted to
shove me off onto public legal aid. Thanks for nothing but distress--you're supposed to help people
understand the law, not make them feel like idiots for not understanding an extremely confusing
system. It was a very rude way of saying what you could have said: "We can't help you." Maybe try
that, next time.