At Posey Legal, P.C., our litigation attorneys work closing with paralegals to manage your case effectively and efficiently. Soon after you have retained our firm, we will introduce you to the paralegal who has been assigned to your case. Your paralegal will work closely with you during your divorce process and will be a primary point of contact throughout your case.
Your paralegal will assist your attorney by preparing draft legal documents, filing paperwork with the court, performing legal research, and keeping track of when things are due. They will work with you directly to make sure you know what documents your attorney needs and how to get them. If a task does not necessitate an attorney, your paralegal will be the person charged with getting the job done.
There are many reasons why communicating with your paralegal is helpful and cost-effective. If you have any questions or information, you believe you need to share with your attorney, it is important that you contact your paralegal first because:
- Your paralegal will have more availability and can often respond more quickly than your attorney. Attorneys are often in situations where they cannot be immediately reached, such as in court proceedings, depositions, mediations, trial preparations, or client meetings. Your paralegal, on the other hand, is not likely to have scheduling conflicts that span an entire day or multiple days.
- Working with your paralegal is more cost-effective. Paralegals do bill for the time they spend working on your case, but they bill at a lower rate than attorneys, so dealing first with the paralegal will save you money.
- Even if you have a substantive question that can only be answered by an attorney, your paralegal is well-positioned to either get the information for you quickly or to be sure the attorney returns your call as soon as possible.
- Your case will have many deadlines and important dates to keep track of. Your paralegal manages your case calendar and will be the best resource for any question related to your case calendar.
- If you are not sure if your question is one for your paralegal or for your attorney, run it by your paralegal first and they will direct you to your attorney if their input is needed. While paralegals cannot provide substantive legal advice, they can guide you through the procedural aspects of your case and help you fill out forms and complete other tasks requested by your attorney.
At Posey Legal, P.C., we want you to have a good rapport with your paralegal and feel comfortable sharing information with them. They are an extension of your attorney.
The Paralegals at Posey Legal, P.C., Want to Help You
Contact us at Posey Legal, P.C. for more information on how our paralegals work with you to answer your questions, keep you updated on the status of your case, and ease your stress.