Smiley Law Firm is proud to announce that it will not be charging for initial consultations. If you sign up for our membership program, then you can get your consultation for free.
Due to the needs of our clients we have decided to offer a new membership program that enables members to get all of our flat fee products for one low monthly fee.
You Can Pay As You Go or One Low Monthly Fee
The flat rate for an initial consultation has been changed to $300. So in order for a potential client with legal needs in these areas:
- Commercial / Corporate Law,
- Business Litigation,
- Business Formation, and
- Personal Injury
to speak with an attorney all they have to do is contact the firm at either smileyfirm.com or call 504-894-9653. It is that simple.
Not Free Legal Advice
Do not confuse an initial consultation with retaining an attorney or a chance to get free legal advice. An initial consultation is used for both the attorney can client to determine if the pair can work together in order to reach the legal needs and goals of the client. After the initial consultation, both the potential client and/or the attorney can choose to decline representation.
The goal of an initial consultation is also one where legal advice will not be given. When attorneys start giving out legal advice to non-clients, it creates the potential for an attorney-client relationship to be established. At Smiley Law Firm, the only way to establish this type of relationship is with a written fee agreement contract.
Once the potential client lays out all its facts and shows all of its document proof, the attorney will decide whether to take the case. From there he will ask the attorney to sign a fee agreement, whether it be hourly or contingency, and then representation will commence. This is usually a quick process taking under a week and many times happening the same day.
From there Smiley Law Firm will put your information and case into our sophisticated legal technology using Clio and other management tools. You as a new Smiley Law Firm client will be updated on your case as it progresses, via email and other means.
We look forward to being your attorney for life, not just one case.