When choosing a lawyer, gender may often be irrelevant – but sometimes it does matter. Here are 6 scenarios where a female lawyer can make an important difference.
If you are a victim of a crime or have sustained injuries due to a car accident, you should hire a lawyer to be sure you’ll get the compensation you deserve. With so many personal injury law firms out there, it can be hard to choose the best lawyer for yourself or your loved ones.
Often gender doesn’t matter at all. But there are times when hiring a female lawyer at an all-woman law firm is often a great decision, and can lead to a better overall experience for male and female clients alike — possibly even a different outcome. Whether or not you or the person who was injured is female, here are 6 important things to consider:
1. Your lawyer will know your health history
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, your lawyer will review your medical records. Many people are more comfortable with having this information read by a woman as the records can reveal deeply private and personal information. At McGuiness Law, we will keep all your health information confidential, and handle it with utmost professionalism.
2. Your lawyer may need to discuss highly sensitive topics with you
Many victims of crime (both male and female) are more comfortable talking to a woman about sensitive matters relating to domestic violence, childhood abuse, and sexual assault. It’s a statistical fact that a vast majority of perpetrators are male, and sometimes talking to an authoritative male figure can trigger difficulties in communicating fears and intimate details. At McGuiness Law you will speak to a lady lawyer who is trained to talk about such matters with utmost sensitivity, helping maximize your comfort and ability to share freely.
3. Your lawyer must be organized and able to manage numerous cases
The general belief, that women are better at organization and multi-tasking (both very important qualities for lawyers to have) is supported by a recent study Published in BMC Psychology. The lawyers at McGuiness Law have years of experience in organizing and managing numerous complex files and tasks.
4. Your lawyer must be a good listener
Many individuals find that women lawyers are more approachable and are better listeners. It is important that you feel your lawyer is listening attentively in order to plan and navigate your case toward the best potential outcome. The female lawyers at McGuiness Law have considerable experience in listening to and understanding their client’s needs.
5. Your lawyer should have strong relationships in the community
Throughout the litigation process, you will need to focus on healing instead of dealing with frustrations related to your settlement or inadequate medical treatment. McGuiness Law builds and maintains good relationships with other lawyers, insurance adjusters, medical professionals, and treatment providers to ensure you have access to the best access to fair settlements and great medical care.
6. Your lawyer will know cooperation is often the most successful strategy
Many people imagine the best lawyers to be aggressive, but this is a myth. In the actual practice of law, it is collaboration and communication with the ‘other side’ that often achieves the best results. McGuiness Law lawyers use their inherent “nurturer” capabilities to take a more collaborative approach to law and only become more aggressive when it’s absolutely necessary. (When the claws must come out, we’ll let you guess where the true advantage lies…)
McGuiness Law is a woman-run law firm in Alberta that prides itself on providing fiercely compassionate representation for you and your loved ones.
Call us today for a free consultation. We would be honoured to earn your trust and to give you our very best as women, lawyers, and highly devoted expert proponents of your case.