Traditional legal representation allows you to form a real partnership with your lawyer. With this arrangement, your lawyer will take charge of all the paperwork, phone calls, and other logistics surrounding your case. Your lawyer will also do the in-depth research and craft individualized solutions to your problems. You will go to court together and always have a resource for direct legal advice. Having an attorney-client partnership also allows your lawyer to talk directly with the judge, help negotiate a settlement, and expedite court dates to move your case along at a faster pace. Your lawyer is responsible for all the rules and procedures surrounding your case so that you can focus on making decisions to help solve your problems.
In an attorney-client partnership, you will keep in touch with your lawyer through a confidential client portal. This will allow you to exchange messages, share documents, and share a calendar of events and important dates. Your lawyer will do the legwork on your case and present you with options whenever a decision needs to be made. You will always have the opportunity to ask questions, make phone calls, and schedule office meetings so that you are up to date on the status of your case.
We recommend clients opt for an attorney-client partnership if any of the following situations apply:
- Your case involves a recent history or future fear of manipulation
- You feel a lack of confidence or ability to stand up in court and speak to the judge
- You do not think the case will settle and anticipate going to trial
- You do not have time to keep track of documents, rules, and deadlines
- You feel lost or confused about the nature of the law and what it means for you
- You are unable to have a cordial conversation with the other party in the case
- Your case will take more than 6 months or involve multiple court appearances
- The opposing party has hired a lawyer
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