It depends. That is the correct answer to most of our clients’ legal questions. It is an incredibly frustrating answer. Clients want more certainty, and we would prefer to look more definitive and more authoritative. Put another way, we want our clients to believe that we know what we are talking about.
Unfortunately, we must perpetually promise our clients, “I’ll get back to you.” You can then research the matter yourself (because you have hours of time to give away to answer clients’ questions), or you can ask someone else to do it for you. If you’re a solo or small firm practitioner, however, you might not have the luxury of a law clerk or junior associate. As a result, the client might not ever receive the definitive answer they need.
I can help you with that. A contract attorney that focuses on providing legal research can answer your legal questions efficiently (read cheaper), while you continue producing billable hours. Having written thousands of pages of legal arguments and hundreds of appellate briefs, there is a decent chance that I have already had an opportunity to research your question. If I haven’t, chances are that I can find the answer fast. With a practice devoted to brief writing, I have developed many techniques to find the answers as quickly and accurately as possible. Give me a call and let me help you be authoritative.