By outsourcing legal research and writing to Lawyers’ Legal Research and Writing, you:
Save time and avoid work overloads.
A well-written motion, pleading or brief, based on quality legal research, can make the difference between winning and losing a case. But research and writing take time that you may not have. As an attorney, you face a myriad of challenges. Work overloads and difficult deadlines are facts of life. By outsourcing an assignment to Lawyers’ Legal Research and Writing, you can regain control of your schedule while ensuring that your client receives the highest quality research and writing.
Make your practice more profitable.
Assigning part of your workload to Lawyers’ Legal Research and Writing lets you take on additional work from new and existing clients, thereby increasing your revenues and profits, without having to hire a new associate. In addition to the costs of hiring, training and paying benefits to a new associate, you have to assume all of the other obligations that come with “employer” status, including managing employee benefits. By outsourcing work to Lawyers’ Legal Research and Writing on an as-needed, contract basis, you reap additional profits while avoiding those costs. You also gain time that you can devote to maintaining existing client relationships or developing new ones.
You can also improve your bottom line by charging your client a premium for outsourced legal work, above the amount I charge you. The American Bar Association has opined that, “a law firm that engaged a contract lawyer could add a surcharge to the cost paid by the billing lawyer provided that the total charge represented a reasonable fee for the services provided to the client.” ABA Formal Opinion 08-451′ quoting ABA Formal Opinion 00-420.
Increase efficiency and save your client money.
You probably don’t specialize in legal research. Nor, as a busy attorney managing a law practice, do you have the time to focus on the latest developments in legal research and related technologies. As a full time provider of outsourced legal services, I do. It follows that I am likely to complete your project more efficiently than you could yourself, reducing your costs and saving your client money (even if you add a reasonable profit).
Gain access to greater research resources.
A solo or small-firm attorney may have limited resources to devote to legal research. However, as a provider of outsourced legal research and writing, I have access to a broad array of electronic and traditional research sources. By outsourcing a portion of your workload to me, you can acquire some of the same resources as a much larger firm that may represent your client’s litigation adversary, thereby ” leveling the playing field.”
Access the knowledge required to win complex cases.
Outsourcing makes available another important resource: knowledge. As a solo or small-firm attorney, you may encounter unfamiliar legal issues. In the past, a small firm offered a case which presented such an unfamiliar issue would have had to either decline the new business or refer the client to another firm. Either option entails both the certain loss of revenues from the case in question and the potential loss of the client and all future revenues. When you outsource a project to me, you can add my legal knowledge, gained over more than 25 years of research and writing in diverse areas of law, to yours. Among other things, I maintain a database of my past briefs and research memoranda, which often provide a head start on new research projects.
Maintain your client relationships.
Lawyers’ Legal Research and Writing works only with you and never contacts your client directly.
You review and approve all final documents and control every aspect of the job, such as defining the scope of research, timetable and budget.
Focus on more profitable and enjoyable activities.
Many attorneys simply don’t like spending long hours doing complex, demanding legal research and writing documents which comply with equally complex court rules. I enjoy such work and I’m good at it. By letting me do your legal research and writing, you can pay increased attention to business development, work on more enjoyable projects and, perhaps, even have some time left over to spend with friends and family. All with the confidence that your legal research and writing is being handled in a thorough and experienced manner.
Contact me to discuss your project. The initial consultation is always free.