“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care.” Mandy Hale
I woke up this morning and was delighted to find a thank you note in my inbox.
Well, actually it was a copy of a review a former client wrote about me. I have a collection of thank you notes of all shapes, sorts and descriptions, which I have kept over my almost three decades of helping clients problem solve their way out of the proverbial box.
One Easter weekend many, many years ago, I recall receiving a call from a ‘wingman’ at the Toronto Don Jail. He exhorted me to come pay and visit and see if I could help some wrongfully imprisoned men waiting on bail and trial. I was reborn as a criminal defence attorney. Shortly thereafter, I left a prestigious downtown corporate law firm. I loved hearing people’s stories and securing their freedom.
This Easter weekend, is again, about rebirth and freedom.
I care. It means a great deal to me to get sh** done for my clients and put their lives back together.
This is from my Inbox this morning. Happy Easter!
Thank you very much for dealing with my matter, I am forever grateful for what you have done for me and my children.
Please see the review I posted on LawyerRatingz.
Karen is the best lawyer I have ever come across. She is a no bs type who was a relentless advocate for me with respect to my case. Another Lawyer did my bail hearing I was freaked out by the conditions. I called Karen. She could not believe. She got to work right away, and three days later, the police were calling her and Karen was calling the Crown, advising that there was evidence in my favour, that the complainant my ex-wife didn’t disclose. Karen disclosed it. My kids were back to me, the bail varied and charges dropped within two weeks. I could not believe while at the court house she was able to engage and communicate effectively with everyone, The students , the crown , the police and the guards she just knew what to say how to make people smile and get sh*t done. Thank you Karen for moving mountains for me.