A dark side of the legal industry
(...) In some cases, we find that we are dealing with liars, not lawyers, who brag about representing multi-million-dollar hedge funds, fortune 500 companies, and multi-millionaires.
Your law firm was blocked or rejected. Then what?
The reasons behind why we are removing law firms from our listings are quite clear – this is not a joke, and we do not demand respect – we act accordingly.
We list most of the world's largest law firms, and without any doubt, they have been benefitting from it, but at the same time, many have been ignoring the added value that we provide to their business.
In some cases, we find that we are dealing with liars, not lawyers, who brag about representing multi-million-dollar hedge funds, fortune 500 companies, and multi-millionaires. Still, at the end of the day, they are nothing more than swindlers or unscrupulous representatives of the honorable professional class of lawyers.
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil: it is anger, envy, greed, arrogance, jealousy, resentment, lies. The other is good: it is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.
On the other side, we have clients with fewer resources that keep honoring their commitments, with their clients and with us. We take these facts extremely seriously, and we value them above many other features that some law firms keep announcing publicly.
Strict policies to mitigate wrongfulness
Since January 2020, we have in place a strict internal policy for law firms' non-compliance at several levels, and we've kept implementing measures to make sure that our company stands for higher values and at higher levels of dignity than many firms.
In the next few months, we will continue to keep our focus on making sure that, whichever law firm is ranked and listed by us, truly deserves its merit. No matter if they belong to the White Shoe group, the BigLaw, or if they are just perceived as being the best in their city or region.
There is still an important warning for all lawyers and law firms that we do not sell awards, as a few other less-transparent "ranking companies or systems" do. At The Lawyers Global, there are no awards or rankings on-demand.
Any law firm that intends to become part of our Law Firm's Elite must prove it's merit. There are other ways, rather than the Awards, to be listed without participating in our Annual Global Legal Awards program, like the RECOMMENDED FIRM annual membership. In this case, you should contact us here.
Our clients and visitors deserve respect
Every day we receive contacts from people all over the world requesting recommendations. Others keep searching our system because we are leaders and listed on top of the major Search Engines. It is, mainly, for them that we must be perceived as we have been – a trustworthy system that ranks, awards, and lists the law firms that deserve our time, effort, and trust.
This year of 2020, we have already. rejected over 250 Annual Legal Awards applications. Some did not meet the requirements stated in the Terms and Conditions. Many did not pay for the processing fees.
Our company and system is not a joke, nor a scam and believe or not we are at higher levels of trustworthiness and transparency than many others and many firms.
It's not by chance that we've been delivering trophies and signed certificates to the winners, even in the world's most remote countries. It's not by chance that we have grown over 1.800% in the major Search Engines results. It's not by chance that we keep endorsing and recommending firms to clients who call or email us every day, and it's not by chance that we're still not as large as other companies, because we all started small.
We do it for our Clients, our Users, and Our reputation.
We will keep relying on those who can acknowledge the value of our company or our trusted clients, not on the ones who still believe that the world turns around themselves.