It can be scary to need a legal consultation, but you need to be afraid. We’re here to help. Anything you discuss with us will also remain confidential, except under rare circumstances. You would probably have to break the law or file a complaint against us.
How We Are a Little Different from Other Law Firms
As a holistic employment law and mediation firm, we will address more than the legal matters that bring you to us. Of course, we will gather the facts and look for the issues putting you at the greatest risk of loss. We will also help you determine the root causes of the conflicts, so you can avoid repeating them.
Don’t be surprised if we ask questions like:
- What is it you and the other party really disagree about?
- What did you expect to happen that didn’t?
- What do you want to happen now?
- What do you need more than anything now?
- If you could have this resolve in any way possible, what would happen?
Our founder is a trauma-informed survivor of multiple crimes, as well as a former plaintiff in a successful employment lawsuit. She is well aware of the time, money, and energy costs of litigation, which is why she founded a firm to keep you out of court whenever possible. We prefer collaborative and non-adversarial approaches to dispute resolution, yet we are unafraid to litigate or refer you to an expert in another discipline when your circumstances require it.
We want to get your matter resolved as quickly as possible so you can get back to the things that mean the most to you.
Our Legal Consultation Process
Once you have determined your legal needs fall within one of our practice areas, use our online tool to schedule a consultation. Depending on the nature of your matter, we might ask that you pay us a consultation fee and send us a copy of relevant documents such as the:
- Penalty Notice
- Notice of Hearing
We recommend you also review these tips for working with an attorney.
After the Consultation
Usually within 24 hours of our consultation, you will receive an email with the Summary and Next Steps. If one of the next steps is to engage the firm for professional services, we will send you a Professional Services Agreement that includes:
- The purpose of our agreement
- Your rights and responsibilities
- Our rights and responsibilities
- Payment terms
- How to resolve disputes about our services, if any arise
Sometimes, after the consultation, we will agree that you don’t need our services yet or someone else is better-suited to take the next steps. That could be you, your employee, your accountant, or one of our strategic partners. Regardless, we will make sure you are not left where you were when you reached out.