In my profession I've had the misfortune of coming across a number of people who think ethics is some town in England. Accordingly, with the passage of time I find myself gravitating towards like-minded ethical colleagues and clients who like making a dollar, without ripping off innocent folk.
Moreover, I practice what I preach, particularly when it comes to billing clients reasonably, saying "no" to the jobs that I can't add value to and I'll be the first to admit if I don't know the answer, however it doesn't take me long to find the answer or find someone who does.
"…The way I see it, clients want three things from me: 1. A job well done (at a price); 2. To sleep at night (at a price); 3. Price certainty (no surprises).
"And there are three things I want from my clients: 1. Satisfaction; 2. Repeat business; 3. Payment."
Legal Services Commissioner
- The Commissioner is responsible for the receipt, investigation
and resolution of any complaints against lawyers, as well as
mediation of disputes between lawyers and their clients.
Legal Services Board - is the peak independent regulator of the legal industry in Victoria.
Law Institute of Victoria - is the state's peak body for lawyers and those who work with them in the legal sector.