What is the human value of offering affordable legal services through a limited scope counseling-at-law practice?
Limited scope legal counseling services can include bankruptcy assistance, real estate matters, trusts & estates and mediation guidance to name a few areas – while litigation services and more complex cases are referred out.
Increasingly, people in this country cannot find affordable legal services to find redress for their legal problems. Few people actually qualify for legal aid and many consumers simply can no longer find legal services that are within their budget. For the attorney, offering limited scope counseling can be a great way to provide reasonably priced legal services while avoiding the stress and burnout that make so make so many attorneys unhappy with the practice of law.
In this CLE program, attorney Janet Sobel will show you how a limited scope counseling practice can become a practice of its own. Janet mainly discusses the value of limited scope legal counseling for the attorney & legal consumer, how limited scope counseling works, case examples from her own practice and key considerations before offering limited scope legal counseling services. The course can be accessed by clicking here: Limited Scope Legal Counseling: Transitioning To A New Model.
Further issues presented in this CLE course:
- The stress & substance abuse of the legal profession
- The cause of attorney unhappiness
- Specialists vs. generalists
- Offering affordable legal services
- The collaborative law approach
- Educating your clients
- Attorney compensation
- Referral fees
- Prevailing party fees
- Sources of clients
- Malpractice insurance
- Payment from clients
- Fee agreements
- Using email to communicate with clients
Janet E. Sobel has provided limited scope counseling-at-law for over 14 years. She has learned there is a need for affordable limited scope counselors-at-law and that attorneys can create a successful and personally rewarding practice. Ms. Sobel was a litigator in the “law firm” setting until 1999, when she decided she wanted something more fulfilling than an active litigation practice. By working from her home, Ms. Sobel found she could eliminate the high cost of a traditional law firm practice and reduce her rates, thereby providing affordable “counseling-at-law” services to her clients. Thus, Ms. Sobel helps her clients address a wide range of legal issues in an economical way.
This CLE course on limited scope legal counseling is currently offered in the following states:
- Alaska (AK)
- Arizona (AZ)
- California (CA)
- Connecticut (CT)
- District of Columbia (DC)
- Illinois (IL)
- Maryland (MD)
- Massachusetts (MA)
- Michigan (MI)
- New Hampshire (NH)
- New Jersey (NJ)
- New York (NY)
- North Dakota (ND)
- Pennsylvania (PA)
- South Dakota (SD)
Attorney Credits offers continuing legal education (CLE) for attorneys in California and around the country. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA MCLE.