Instant Law Partner

Litigation Support Services Nationwide

 

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION.. 1

The INSTANT LAW PARTNER concept: 1

HOW TO CONTACT US.. 1

ABOUT US.. 1

MAIN SERVICES - NATIONWIDE.. 1

WHAT DO I DO NOW?. 1

LOCAL SERVICES – CERTAIN AREAS ONLY.. 1

WHAT DO I DO NOW ?. 1

HOW TO GET OUT OF JAIL. 1

TESTIMONIALS.. 1

FEQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.. 1

CAN I AFFORD INSTANT LAW PARTNER'S SERVICES?. 1

HOW DO I GET STARTED?. 1

HOW DO I ORDER WORK ON A PARTICULAR PROJECT OR CASE ?. 1

WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS ?. 1

HOW DO I MAKE PAYMENTS TO INSTANT LAW PARTNER?. 1

IS MY INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL ?. 1

WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MY CLIENT?. 1

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF LEGAL WORK ?. 1

CAN YOU MEET MY "HARD" DEADLINES ?. 1

WHAT IF I ORDER WORK, BUT CHANGE MY MIND?. 1

WHAT IF I AM NOT SATISFIED WITH YOUR WORK?. 1

WHAT IF I NEED A LAWYER TO APPEAR IN COURT FOR ME OR CONDUCT A DEPOSITION ?. 1

SHOULD I USE MY LAW LICENSE FOR THESE SERVICES?. 1

CAN INSTANT LAW PARTNER OFFER OTHER SERVICES ?. 1

CAN INSTANT LAW PARTNER SCREEN AND RECRUIT PERSONNEL FOR MY LAW FIRM ?. 1

TERMS AND CONDITIONS.. 1

DISCLAIMER.. 1

PRIVACY POLICY.. 1

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The INSTANT LAW PARTNER (“ILP”) concept:

  • WE become your VIRTUAL law partner...
  • YOU get added Expertise of Highly-Experienced Law Professionals;
  • WE help YOU break into new practice areas and crack the tough cases.

 

For lifestyle, personal, and family reasons, some highly experienced attorneys, paralegals, and legal consultants enjoy being semi-retired or do not prefer to launch an entire law firm or work a full time job. Having earned the right to slow down and enjoy life, occasional consulting is perfect. Some top experts are willing to step in to help you add new areas of practice to your law firm and/or tackle that impossible case that is driving you nuts. They no longer want to file a new case and be chained to that courthouse for the next 2-3 years. Experts are willing to step in to help you add new areas of practice to your law firm and/or tackle that impossible case that is driving you nuts. They no longer want to file a new case and be chained to that courthouse for the next 2-3 years.

We provide on-line consulting on matters related to all aspects of legal practice. To request a free initial consultation or orientation, to answer all your questions about our services, call now. (We are in the Eastern Time Zone.)

HOW TO CONTACT US

·         Business Hours 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. -- Eastern Standard Time

·         Telephone Business Hours: (727) 669-5511

·         Toll-Free:  none

·         Telephone Outside of Business Hours: (727) 669-5511

·         Fax:  none

·         Office Location:  none (virtual)

·         Click here to E-mail Us.

ABOUT US

Instant Law Partner provides access to attorneys both currently in practice and retired, paralegals, law professors, former judges, experts, consultants, mediators, and researchers. They are willing and available to provide specialized expertise, to perform occasional projects for lawyers who come under time pressure, assist small law firms to expand into new practice areas, or even to mentor attorneys.

Instant Law Partner's originator has engineered with local counsel hundreds of acquittals in criminal defense, with an astonishing record of success in defending against criminal charges. He has also over-turned convictions even after trial using very advanced techniques of criminal law. Do you have a client or someone you know already in jail? Don't give up just yet. Instant Law Partner might be able to vacate criminal convictions, working with a locally-licensed attorney.

For pragmatic services, Instant Law Partner assists with discovery, pleadings, legal research, and the routine mechanics of law practice. Instant Law Partner makes legal experts and consultants available to attorneys in all situations. Expertise of all types is now available to you, as close as the nearest telephone or email. On specialized topics like criminal defense, Instant Law Partner brings high-level consulting and expertise to practitioners nation-wide.

Small law firms and solo attorneys are no longer shut out or at a disadvantaged. Experience and knowledge previously locked up in large law firms is now on tap for everyone. Perhaps you have had a question (maybe a big law firm tried to throw you a curve ball on purpose) and you have wondered who you might talk to about it. Some big law firm attorneys love to throw weird things at solo lawyers to trip you up. Now, you can access our network (often without even needing to identify who your client is). If your question involves a specialty area that is not already in our network, let us do the work of searching for an expert instead of you worrying about it.

For new lawyers, law school teaches the basic laws but does not prepare lawyers for actual practice, organizing a law office, choosing practice areas to focus on, attracting clients, and the strategies of organizing and winning cases in the real world. Traditionally, a law graduate would apprentice with an experienced lawyer and law firm to learn all the real-world techniques and street knowledge involved in the practice of law. Today, the law in large law firms has become more impersonal, mass-produced, and bureaucratic. Many lawyers also choose to practice alone or in small firms. But even in large law firms, there may be less mentorship than expected. Now, you're not alone. We're here to help.

The real-world practice of law is something you are expected to pick up on your own, during "on the job training." Even if you have had great experience in a law firm previously, you might not have encountered all areas of the law across the board. You may run into things that are unexpected. You may be presented with opportunities in new areas of the law. We are available to help if you might need consultation on new legal issues.

Team members currently include experts especially in

·         Criminal law

·         Immigration

·         Family law

·         Avoiding foreclosures

·         Debt collection (especially how to collect on / execute on judgments)

·         Debt collector violations (abusive practices, credit errors)

·         Virginia's unique procedures in General District Court

Instant Law Partner was originated near the nation’s capitol.

MAIN SERVICES - NATIONWIDE

We offer a variety of services, details of which are given below. Services are billed per hour for the work you actually need done. Billed to the nearest 5 minutes. Credit card or advance deposit required.

Please note: If you ask can you afford our services, you are asking the wrong question. As an expense of your client’s case, you will normally bill our services to the client just as you would bill for a paralegal, expert, or other support staff. It should not cost you any money of your own to provide better service to your client.

Sl #

Service

Charges (US$/Hour)

M1

WHAT DO I DO NOW?
You are hit with a curve ball. Has anyone else dealt with this situation before? In a big firm, you’d zap out an email, and get a wealth of institutional memory and history back, on tap. But how do you compete with the big boys? Even the odds. Consult with lawyers and experts who have been there, and are on your side. (Note: You might notice that some big law firms like to throw something strange at small law firms, to try to trip up small law firms with fewer resources.) Also other special services including federal practice (42 U.S.C. 1983 actions, RICO, IRS problems and administrative hearings

150.00

M2

DEVELOP A CRIMINAL DEFENSE POWERHOUSE:
ILP was founded by legal minds with proven success rates of winning over 90% of criminal defense cases. Could you expand your practice if people heard you had a success rate near that? ILP can help expand your criminal practice, with all types of criminal cases, including DUI and other vehicular offenses.

However, ILP offers unique expertise nationwide in overturning existing convictions. Can you get clients out of jail – after they’ve been actually convicted at trial? The originator of ILP has done it – often. Get ILP’s assistance annulling indictments, post conviction relief, expungements, and writs practice i.e. audita querela, quo warranto, mandamus, prohibition, habeas, coram nobis, etc.

150.00







500.00 to 750.00

M3

OVERFLOW WORK: SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE & GUARD AGAINST MALPRACTICE:
Can you do two things at once? The law can be Feast or Famine… Now, we are available to draft pleadings of all kinds, including responding to all types of pleadings while analyzing the opponent’s documents.

Wouldn’t it be nice? Imagine driving madly from one Court to another across the State. But now you can be on the telephone with us the whole time, discussing your case with us, and telling an experience lawyer what you want written. Imagine having the motion, pleading, or opposition written by the time you get off the phone and park at your next court appearance or meeting. Too good to be true? Not any more….

You are the lawyer. All drafts are written for your final review and signature. But how much more money could you make, how many more cases could you take at the same time, if you could roll in from meeting an important client, and have the pleading sitting in your email in-box waiting for your final chop and signature?

You start out waiting for clients. Now suddenly you have 4 cases with urgent deadlines all at the same time. You can’t meet all the deadlines in all those cases. Nor do you want to kill yourself and have your wife or husband forget what you look like. One case may be the most important in terms of building future business, getting referral clients, building your reputation, and making money. But you can’t just ignore the other ones. Let experienced attorneys help you play catch-up on the least important cases that you wish to delegate… write up the complaint / motion for judgment, file exhibit lists, etc.

150.00

M4

LEGAL RESEARCH FILLING IN CITATIONS IN YOUR MOTIONS AND PLEADINGS:
You know the main points of your argument, and you have done the core research. But now you have to fill in citations to support tangential, threshold issues. Don’t you hate that? You feel like you’re done – with the main arguments – but then there are still lots of “unimportant” side points that all need legal citations supporting them? Just hand the pleading over to us, and all of those pesky “extra” details will magically appear.

150.00

M5

MUNDANE PLEADINGS AND MOTIONS:
You know your case. But suddenly you need a routine motion, and your schedule is crowded. A motion for continuance. Affidavit. Service on the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Service by publication. Subpoena a witness. Motion to amend as a cover document, while you work on the main amended pleading. Motion craving oyer. Rule to show cause for a debtor or witness who didn’t show. Garnishment on a bank account. Motion to quash a witness subpoena. Wouldn’t it be nice to have people to do this for you? Let us do all that pesky “extra” junk.

150.00

M6

JURY INSTRUCTIONS:
Whether you want them in draft or final form, jury instructions can be that one major task you didn’t budget time for. While you are scrambling to get ready for the trial, you may want someone to “have your back” when it comes to this crucial task. We will review the complaint and answer and of course follow your guidance, research the law, and then be available to discuss the proposed jury instructions before you finalize them.

200.00

M7

DISCOVERY SWAT TEAM:
Search and Production of Discovery Documents (either electronic or paper): Of course you would do this yourself, if you had nothing better to do. But perhaps you could meet with and sign up 3 new clients in the time it would take you to handle a discovery request. From extensive experience, ILP can efficiently determine what documents actually fit the terms of a request for documents. We can scour through your client’s documents to pull out which ones are responsive, make sure there is nothing privileged, organize the documents as needed, sometimes sorted by request number, get them bates-stamped and copied, and make the set presentable for delivery. We can travel to your client’s site, if you desire, for the added travel costs. Remember that “self-production is no production” because clients usually do not locate most of the required documents. However, an experienced eye is needed to recognize what does and does not fall within the specifications of the request. Naturally, this service can also be used to locate documents that the attorney needs to find from your own client to present your case.(photocopying and clerical at $35 per hour).

150.00

M8

ANALYZING DISCOVERY REQUESTS:
It is a good idea before handing the opponent’s discovery requests to your client to analyze the requests and pinpoint and explain where the client actually has to answer, where the request is objectionable and (at least for now) will pull an objection instead of an actual response, and give detailed instructions to your client. Otherwise, the client is overwhelmed and intimidated, and spends lots of time answering questions that don’t need to be answered, and possibly panicking at the overwhelming burden. You can hand it to us to prepare instructions pinpointing what actually needs to be answered, and relieving your client’s concerns about the rest that can be ignored. (For example, the client does not need to provide documents they don’t have, yet many clients feel compelled to go researching documents they don’t have in their possession.)

150.00

M9

DIGESTING DEPOSITIONS:
Deposition transcripts can be gold mines, but slogging through hundreds of pages can be an inefficient use of your time. Let us scour those dull pages to pinpoint potentially useful testimony, summarize it, and cite to page and line for you to follow up on. Let us find and pinpoint key facts – so you can cite them in your brief, motion, deposition, or in court.

150.00

M10

DRAFTING DISCOVERY DOCUMENT REQUESTS AND INTERROGATORIES:
Some attorneys just don’t enjoy drafting discovery requests. Some of our teams loves doing this. We’re here to help.

150.00

M11

GENERAL LEGAL RESEARCH:
You can do more if someone can extend your time.

150.00

M12

EMERGENCY LEGAL RESEARCH 911:
You’re sitting in court, waiting for trial to start, and your opponent hands you a precedent you’ve never seen before. You could probably tear it apart… if you could be in two places at the same time. In a big law firm, you’d hand someone a note and it would get taken care of. We can’t guarantee we can always be sitting by the phone when each and every person calls. But at least you have someone you can try. We might be able to squash that bug for you. Try us . (schedule permitting.)

250.00

M13

CASE LAW RETRIEVAL:
Your opponent cites an obscure source of law, such as an administrative ruling, or you find a tantalizing clue. Do you want to take your time to run down to a law library? We can go pull the document for you. $50 per hour plus copying costs and any parking costs.

200.00

M14

PARALEGAL / DICTATION:
Imagine: You have 45 minutes for lunch in the middle of a trial. You forgot to send a fax to opposing counsel in a different case. What if you could pick up the phone, dictate a fax, and have it sent, while you are standing on the courthouse steps on your cell phone?

75.00

M15

FIND ME AN EXPERT!
Whether it’s something unusual or just trying to wrestle with people’s schedules, you may not want to spend hours on the phone chasing down potential expert, checking their availability, etc. One of our clients facing a cruelty to animals charge needed an expert in humane techniques for training dogs. Another expert had to opine on a reasonable cost for painting a house. Instead of chasing down such details, your time might be better spent working directly with your client or signing up new clients. $50 per hour for researching possible experts, contacting experts, working with schedules, providing documents and information, etc. $100 per hour evaluating the expert’s credentials and suitability and reviewing the issues the expert will be asked to address for ATTORNEY.

75.00 to 125.00

M16

LOCATING A COURT REPORTER:
This should be a snap, shouldn’t it? But have you ever tried to do this? Have you ever spent a couple hours on the phone frantically dialing all the court reporters you can think of to find someone who is not busy that morning? Nobody told you that next week was going to be the busiest week of the year for some strange reason. Dear God, what if you forgot and are calling at the last minute? It’s been known to happen. It’s nice to know there is someone you can turn to and say “Find someone!” while you prepare for the hearing.

100.00

M17

LOCATING EXPERT WITNESSES:
Sometimes it’s just a lot of legwork and a lot of phone calling, to find someone who is willing to testify… even on minor issues.

100.00

M18

LOCATING ATTORNEYS IN OTHER STATES:
Do you need a debt collected in another state (debtor moved)? Or a deposition in another state? Try our rolodex and growing database of contacts. We may be able to find you the contact you need. Beats having you spend your time dialing the phone all over the country.

100.00

M19

PROOFREADING PLEADINGS AND “WHAT DO YOU THINK OF IT?”
It’s happened to everyone. You finish an important motion and you just want some feedback. Does it get the point across? Are you too close to the trees to see the forest? Let experienced personnel take a second look. It’s your pleading. But some discussion, brainstorming, and a second look might give you some ideas.

150.00

M20

DRAFT of CLOSING ARGUMENT FOR TRIAL (remotely):
The closing argument / motion to strike can be the most important part of a trial. Best practice is to draft a closing argument in advance and then plan the trial around what must be presented to win in closing. Some experts suggest that you should start working on your closing argument at the beginning of the case. While you will want to have the final say, you can have an associate attorney give you a huge headstart. One of our attorneys can review the pleadings and discovery before trial and create a first draft of what points must be proven in order to win. We will create a draft for the closing argument and/or motion to strike the evidence (or opposition).

250.00

M21

DRAFTING PETITIONS FOR APPEAL:
Get assistance from an attorney experienced with appeals in either the highly specialized format and/or style of legal pleading and advice on the issues to attack. Review of transcripts if you desire to look for likely grounds for appeal. (We do not advise on meeting deadlines, etc.)

350.00

M22

WITNESS REHEARSAL (conducted by telephone):
If a minor witness or even your client is going to be questioned by the other side, you may simply want to prepare them to make sure they are not tricked by confusing questions. Rehearsal and preparation involves preparing them for standard techniques and situations that they may be confronted with. You might not have time to run through a private and confidential rehearsal or preparation session. (Live rehearsal in person is available locally, if near one of our associates geographically. See local services)

150.00

M23

PREPARE EXHIBIT BOOKS FOR TRIAL:
We will take your exhibits loose from you, organize them into binders or whatever format you instruct, with tabs, exhibit stickers, in the right number of copies. As the attorney, you may also request that we generate an exhibit list to be filed X days before trial.

100.00

M24

SKIP TRACING / LOCATING DEFENDANTS or WITNESSES / ASSET SEARCH FOR COLLECTIONS :

150.00

M25

INTERVIEW POTENTIAL WITNESSES (phone):
A minor witness might be a waste of time or a goldmine. While you are focusing on the most important witnesses and issues, you might task one of our associates to follow up with minor leads. Nationwide, we can do this by phone. Or we cand o this in person where locally available nearby us.

150.00

M26

MORTGAGE EXAMINATION TO STOP FORECLOSURES, TO SEE IF MORTGAGES ARE LEGALLY UNENFORCEABLE
Reports of legal defects, as shown on: www.MortgageFraudExaminers.com.

Call

M27

TRANSLATION:
Translation of some languages is available. Please inquire. Translation of a document may be available nationwide. Live translation in a meeting, courtroom trial, or meeting available as a locally-available service if geographically near to our translator’s location.

130.00

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

We can consult with you on specific areas of the law or procedures.  Even if you work in a big law firm, for reasons of office politics, you might not want to ask someone in the firm and let people know what you are still learning. Ask us confidentially.

LOCAL SERVICES – CERTAIN AREAS ONLY

The following services obviously require our physical presence. We currently have available personnel in the Washington, D.C. / Northern Virginia area, Richmond, Virginia, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

With a day or two notice, we can cover Fredericksburg, possibly Virginia Beach, Eastern North Carolina (stretching between Raleigh/Fayetteville and Jacksonville/Wilmington). For big enough projects, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Charleston, SC are also possible. If the project justifies paying for travel, we can cover anywhere else you want us to go.

Sl #

Service

Charges (US$/Hour)

L100

DEPOSITION SUPPORT IN YOUR MAJOR DEPOSITION:
If you are in a large law firm, you will have “people” to organize documents, run make copies, look something up for you, take notes, watch the room while you confer with your client, trouble shoot, make phone calls (Why is the next witness late? Someone needs directions). Now, you have “people,” too. And only when you really need them. “Just call us, and we’ll be there."

150.00

L101

SECOND CHAIR IN YOUR MAJOR DEPOSITION:
If the assistance you desire in a major deposition involves legal substance, such as developing additional questions to explore targets of opportunities or follow-up on evasive answers

150.00

L102

SECOND CHAIR (OR THIRD CHAIR) AT TRIAL:
The key to a killer closing argument can be your ability to point to exactly where in the documents introduced as evidence and the testimony of witnesses your case was proven, or the other side admitted half your arguments. You know you won’t have the transcript yet when the last witness steps down and now it’s time for you to close. Similarly, to argue a motion to strike the evidence or directed verdict, for or against, you may need to have at your fingertips what the evidence and the documents actually revealed. To be able to rattle off and remind the jury which witness said what, in persuasive detail, is powerful.

But conducting a fast-moving trial and also keeping track of testimony can be an overwhelming task. Often, the actual evidence in the real trial is different from what you were expecting. But you may have to stand up and argue the closing without any break in which to gather your thoughts or organize your notes.

If you are a big firm, you may have one or more associates or paralegals sitting in the courtroom to keep notes and summarize for you the high points of each witness, so they can hand it to you to supplement your closing. But what do you do if you are a small firm or a sole practitioner? We’re here waiting for your call. We can also be an extra set of eyes and ears, undistracted, watching to pinpoint motions you might make before the closing, objections you might need to renew to protect appeal rights, etc.

150.00

L103

COURT APPEARANCES – BE IN TWO PLACES AT ONCE:
Can you be in two places at once? If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it will. You have a small practice, and yet courts still will manage to double-book you in two different cities at the same time. Where can you find someone to cover a minor court appearance while you have to be in the more important court hearing? ILP does not practice law or make appearances in court. However, our growing list of contacts includes many attorneys who may be licensed in your area and might have some time free. We may be able to arrange a licensed attorney to cover for you. We charge $50 per hour for the administrative work arranging an attorney to cover for you. We will negotiate the lowest fee possible for the attorney’s time. Note that we try to find attorneys who can double up on already-scheduled motions in the same court, so that hopefully their additional fee will be minor.

150.00

L104

SAME DAY / LAST MINUTE FILING IN PERSON OF COURT PLEADINGS OR GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS:
(Northern Virginia, Washington area, or Richmond): Sometimes you realize that there is no way you can get a pleading to Court or a government agency on time, unless someone prints out your pleading by email, signs for you, and walks it in the same day. If an original signature is required, we can sign on your instructions but prefer to have a licensed Virginia attorney sign. If you can scan your signature and we can print it out on a computer printer by email, we have more flexibility.

150.00

L105

WITNESS PREPARATION OR REHEARSAL FOR DEPOSITION OR TRIAL:
If a minor witness or even your client is going to be questioned by the other side, you may simply want to prepare them to make sure they are not tricked by confusing questions. Rehearsal and preparation involves preparing them for standard techniques and situations that they may be confronted with. You might not have time to run through a private and confidential rehearsal or preparation session. We can prepare a full-scale rehearsal. $100 per person required (at your option, we might arrange a realistic rehearsal with someone to act as the judge, opposing counsel (as rough as you want), etc.)

150.00

L106

PARALEGAL SUPPORT FOR FORMS AND PLEADINGS (Virginia is best)):
Some courts, like General District Court, are driven by standardized forms. Preparing multiple copies of the correct form, processing them, and preparing separate envelopes can be a pain. This is especially true for garnishments to collect on judgments. Hand this to an assistant who knows the forms… especially if you happen to be busy that week.

(Note that the actual work for Virginia forms will probably be down out of your immediate area, in the Carolinas, by a retired but highly-experienced Virginia debt collection attorney. However, the forms are specific to each State, and we do not promise this for all States. Check if our expanding network can service your State)

150.00

L107

INTERVIEW MINOR POTENTIAL WITNESSES:
Your client is very important, and you will talk to major witnesses personally. But what about those 20 other minor, possible witnesses… who might be a waste of time… or might just conceal buried treasure? If you have nothing else to do, you’ll do it yourself. But if you don't have time, you have "people" you can turn to and get the job done.

150.00

L108

FACTUAL INVESTIGATION:
Although we are not licensed as private investigators, there are sometimes lots of just factual research that you need help on. Would you like someone to run out and take photographs of the accident scene? Hunt for information on the internet? Make phone calls to find the right business?

150.00

L109

NEUTRAL WITNESS:
I can’t begin to count the number of times I have wanted someone to witness a phone call or legal act – and possibly testify to it in court – but a member of my law firm staff would not be appropriate to call into court later and testify. You can’t imagine how many times I scratched my head, wondering where I might find someone willing to not only show up and witness an event, an accident scene, the wrongful refusal of a party to accept legitimate payment, etc., etc., who would also be willing to show up later and testify in court. Obviously the person playing this role could not have any other role on your case.

150.00

L110

ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS (Virginia only):
Attorneys are trained (and interested) in the big trial. The vast majority of attorneys do not know how to collect on a money judgment after winning. Why should they? Nobody shows them how. You are not alone, by any means. So let us take care of it. Although we can offer you consultation on the “how,” it is often detail intensive and form-driven. You may prefer to simply let us prepare the work for your signature. Let us do skip tracing, asset search, etc. We may even be able to conduct debtor’s interrogatories for you, if a licensed attorney is available in your area.

150.00

L111

ORGANIZING YOUR LAW OFFICE:
Let experienced attorneys help you set up your law office and/or organize it for maximum efficiency, including perhaps training your administrative personnel.

150.00

L112

ARRANGING WILL SIGNING WITNESSES AND NOTARY (Northern Virginia and Richmond only):
Preparing wills and trusts for clients can be a relatively easy, profitable, and routine part of your practice, which is uniquely suited to help the small practice pay the bills. Trouble is, when it comes to the will-signing ceremony, you might need some warm bodies and a Notary Public to attend.

150.00

L113

MOBILE NOTARY PUBLIC:
You may need a notary public to travel to a will-signing ceremony, closing, settlement, or the like. In addition to the standard Notary fee, you need to pay for travel time

100.00

L114

DRAFT CLOSING ARGUMENT FOR TRIAL (physically attend and monitor trial):
Have an associate attorney physically attend the trial, and take notes to catalog what facts were proven or admitted, by which witness, and adjust the draft closing argument to fully exploit the evidence presented and respond to challenges. An attorney can be so busy worrying about marshalling witnesses and exhibits and getting all the evidence in, fighting legal objections, and responding to unexpected developments, that it is hard to simultaneously catalog what evidence has actually been proven.

250.00

L115

LOCATE A COURT REPORTER:
Let us locate a court reporter for your deposition or trial

100.00

L116

PROCESS SERVER:
Hand delivery of subpoena or lawsuit to person or company. Affidavit of Service

100.00

L117

TRANSLATION:
Verbal, live translation in court, deposition, meeting, where available locally

130.00

L118

LOCATING EXPERT WITNESS:
Let us search for a locally-available expert witness

100.00

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW ?

Even if you are in a big law firm, for reasons of office politics, you might not want to ask someone in the firm and let people know what you are still learning. Ask us confidentially.

HOW TO GET OUT OF JAIL

·         Overturn Criminal Convictions

·         Get Post-Conviction Relief

·         Get Out of Jail

What can you do if a client or loved one has already been convicted of a crime? Nearly everyone will tell you that there is nothing you can do to get out of jail once you are convicted without appealing. But that’s not true.

Imagine (perhaps your loved one) walking out of the jail cell, leaving other cell mates behind, able to walk out free. We have made this happen before -- many times. Imagine facing months or years in prison, believing that one's life is over, that all hope is gone. And then to have the entire case thrown out, like it never happened. Imagine being able to win one's life back again.... to have a whole new chance. Or, sometimes, the number of years of jail time can be reduced.

Instant Law Partner’s founder has helped dozens overturn their criminal convictions and get out of jail. These people are now leading normal lives as if nothing had happened -- with no criminal record.

Clearly you need to fight criminal charges before they get to trial. Too many people don’t take criminal charges seriously, try to represent themselves, or tolerate a bad lawyer (note that even expensive or “successful” lawyers might lack interest, diligence, attention to detail, or creativity in representing you).

Then after getting convicted of the crime, they wish they had taken it more seriously. That’s not smart. You need to fight criminal charges like it is your last chance. Fight like your life depends upon it. As we often say, “When it comes to your life, liberty, or property you can't be a K-Mart shopper. Because if you try to do it on the cheap, you will lose your life, liberty or property.”

However, even if the worst happens, don’t give up. There are many ways to over-turn criminal convictions -- by annulling the indictment or various types of writs. That means that the entire criminal proceeding may be thrown out... as if the conviction never happened

Note that this is different from appealing the case. The attorney who represented the accused on the case should be appealing the case. Instant Law Partner can provide a lot of insight and experience to your attorney on how to win on appeal.

However, we can also assist the accused with even more advanced techniques which can over-turn a conviction even before or after all appeals are exhausted.

Naturally, the sooner you begin such actions the better. But don't give up too soon. Let us evaluate if we might be able to help you and your lawyer.

How to get started? This process is not cheap. It is a lot of work.

The convicted person's lawyer will need to pull together the entire case file -- everything that happened before, during, and after the trial, especially the original indictment and of course the transcripts. You should check with the Clerk of the Court to make sure that you have copies of everything.

ILP's expert will review the entire file and will identify every legally significant error that can be used to overturn the conviction. ILP can also draft for the defendant's attorney motions drawing upon those errors and relevant law to overturn the conviction.

TESTIMONIALS

Many attorneys have used Instant Law Partner’s services with fantastic results. Contact us by phone or email for access to the testimonials.

FEQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CAN I AFFORD INSTANT LAW PARTNER'S SERVICES?

Of course! It should cost you as the attorney nothing! In most cases, attorneys should be billing our services to their clients. If you employ a paralegal, associate, or researcher directly in your office, you would normally bill your client for your paralegal's or associate's work on the case, at a lower per-hour rate. Most law firms do. Our services are similar. Consider us your out-sourced paralegals, associates, and/or legal researchers. So you should bill our services to your client as an associate, researcher, or paralegal. Some law firms will even mark-up the cost of our services and charge a profit or premium, on the theory that you must supervise the final result. Others may bill separately for the time finalizing legal work. Of course, there will be some situations where you might want general advice for your law practice overall.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Although we will respond quickly if you have an urgent project, we do recommend that we have a free orientation consultation to discuss how our services can help you. You can fill out an on-line request for a consultation and we will get a chance to evaluate your circumstances and how we can do the most for you. Use the "registration" function on this website to tell us a little about your practice and request a free orientation call. ILP's leaders have experience in not only helping lawyers with their immediate cases, but also with helping solo lawyers and small law firms grow and expand and develop new or broader areas of practice, attract clients, and the like. So the more we understand your goals the better we can assist you. We recommend that you sign our umbrella contract right away. There is no obligation for you to request or order any particular work or services, or pay any fees. But you will be ready if you need to order work on a project in a hurry, at any time. Our umbrella contract includes our obligations of confidentiality, etc.

HOW DO I ORDER WORK ON A PARTICULAR PROJECT OR CASE ?

When you decide you want to put "your people" on a project or a case, this particular proejct will be ordered under our umbrella contract. We prefer to have you send in a request by writing, such as by Fax, to document that you did in fact ask us to do this work. You should tell us a deadline (earlier than your actual deadline) to get the work to you. Obviously you will tell us any particular instructions that you desire and provide us with relevant supporting documentation. (Of course it will be most helpful for you to have access to a scanner to email documents to us quickly.)

We will agree upon an estimate of the amount of billable time that is expected for the project, and we will require payment of the estimated fees for this billable time in advance. Once we assign an expert, associate, or researcher to your project we will confirm that they can meet your deadline and you will be able to talk to them directly, if you desire. While you can expect that they will already be highly competent in the task involved, the more information you can provide the better in terms of your own individual strategy, preferences, or approach for the specific project.

However, there may be times when you have an urgent request from the road. You may need to walk out of one courthouse, call in a task for sending an urgent letter, arranging a court reporter, firing off a quick pleading, doing some urgent legal research, etc., while you are on your way to another courthouse for another case. There are times when you will walk out of a court hearing and realize that you might be able to turn a case around or protect your client's position if you could very rapidly file a motion to reconsider or a supplementary brief very fast, sometimes before the court closes that afternoon. Or some large, over-sized law firm may have tried to throw you a curveball to beat up the little guy, and you want a quick consultation. When signing our umbrella contract, you can elect whether you want to have the accounting certainty of always having a written request to document our work for you or whether you want the flexibility to call in requests on the fly. Naturally we can change this option over time.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS ?

Instant Law Partner is primarily located on the East Coast in the Eastern time zone. We understand that the nature of our business and your needs may sometimes require urgent, last-minute projects at irregular hours. We cannot guarantee that we will always be available to answer the phone or that we can always find personnel to work at any specific time. But give us a call and ask. If we can pull it off, we may be able to work on your project on a crash basis late at night, on Saturdays, or even Sundays. Don't hesitate to call or email to see if we can be reached. We have arranged our technology to be able to monitor contacts from wherever we may be at the time, assuming someone is still awake. We might have scheduling conflicts. But we will try to work with you.

HOW DO I MAKE PAYMENTS TO INSTANT LAW PARTNER?

You can (1) pay by credit card by going to PayPal and enter as the recipient ("to") information email address which we will give you upon agreeing to provide service to you, or you can (2) deposit funds at the nearest Wells Fargo Bank (to avoid identity theft issues we will provide the account number to you directly). We can take a check only if you can send us your check well enough in advance to allow the check to clear before we complete work for you.  We will provide you with the mailing address by phone or email.

IS MY INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL ?

Of course. One of the first steps for a working relationship is to sign a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement. We will not disclose any of your information or your client's information for any reason, and will safeguard it. All our associates and experts must sign a similar agreement before working for ILP.

WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MY CLIENT?

Instant Law Partner only works directly with you and your law firm. Our contract with you and our contracts with our associates, experts, and staff do not permit us to contact or work with your clients. If you ask us to interview a witness or your client in order to draft a pleading or the like, we will provide the results only directly to you, and will not provide any advice or analysis to your client. We agree not to contact your client at any other time.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF LEGAL WORK ?

As the attorney serving your client, you will have the ethical duty to provide your independent judgment on all legal work for your client. We can do 90% to 95% of the work and save you tons of time. But your professional judgment is important before you submit any final legal work for your client. Ultimately, the end result must be yours. Obviously, you will want time to review the "head start" that we provide you and finalize all legal work according to your own professional judgment. We can save you a tremendous amount of time and do most of the work, but you will also want to put your final review and imprint on the product before using it for your client.

CAN YOU MEET MY "HARD" DEADLINES ?

Naturally, we can never know for sure if you will want to make changes to our work before you finalize it for your client, if you will want work re-done, or if you will suddenly have new ideas after reviewing our work. Because you must give your own opinion, we cannot predict whether our final result will also be your final decision. We will not be able to predict how much time you will want for your final review. Therefore you should always tell us a deadline at least 3-4 days before your actual "hard" deadline. We can help you get 2 or 3 times as much work done. But you should always allow time to finalize our work before it is actually due. You must allow enough time between the deadline you give to us and the "real" or "hard" deadline for your final review, editing, and finalization of the product.

WHAT IF I ORDER WORK, BUT CHANGE MY MIND?

If you find that your schedule clears up and you have time to do a project for yourself.... and we have not yet started doing the work... then you can cancel the project. You can do the project yourself. If we have already started the work, you will be responsible for the time actually spent on the project (and we will give you the work that we have done so far to give you a headstart), plus a 15% fee. You can then finish the project yourself, if you choose, building on what was already done.

WHAT IF I AM NOT SATISFIED WITH YOUR WORK?

If we provide a reasonable product which is simply different from your style or preferences, or you think of new ideas or new approaches, our additional work will be billed at the regular rate. (Obviously, if you give us instructions on style or preferences, we will follow your instructions.) But be assured that it is our goal to keep your business and win your glowing referrals to get the business of your friends and acquaintances. So we will bend over backwards to make you happy. The nature of legal writing and work is that a great deal of time, preparation, research, organization, editing, thought, planning, and writing can go into a pleading or legal document. Even if you wish to alter the final product, it is exceedingly unlikely that you would not be building on a lot of valuable work already "baked in" to our draft from us which you are modifying or building off of. However, if you have any dispute, our management will fully explore how to reasonably satisfy you.

WHAT IF I NEED A LAWYER TO APPEAR IN COURT FOR ME OR CONDUCT A DEPOSITION ?

Instant Law Partner does not practice law or appear in court. However, one of our services is to provide an administrative locator service. We may be able to find for you an attorney who can fill in for you when you have scheduling conflicts or expanded opportunities or short-term extra work. Instant Law Partner will charge a fee for arranging this assistance, but will not share in an attorney's legal fees from clients. To make it clear that Instant Law Partner does not appear in court as a law firm, you must communicate directly with such a temporary or contract attorney about his or her license status and must pay them directly for their time as a contract employee of your law firm.

SHOULD I USE MY LAW LICENSE FOR THESE SERVICES?

You, the Attorney (the client of Instant Law Partner) must be licensed to practice law in any and all jurisdictions and/or Courts involved in the case. Instant Law Partner only provides support services directly to licensed attorneys. This gives you confidence that we are here to support you, and we will never compete with you. We are not going to work directly with your clients or any other clients. It also simplifies our operations so we can focus on serving you. While in many if not most situations, Instant Law Partner's experts, associates, or researchers working on your case or project will in fact be licensed attorneys, and may even be licensed in your particular State, you the Attorney must rely 100% on your own license to practice law, business license in your State, etc.

CAN INSTANT LAW PARTNER OFFER OTHER SERVICES ?

Quite likely. We have listed the most common services most lawyers need. However, if you have other needs, give us a call. We might be able to help.

CAN INSTANT LAW PARTNER SCREEN AND RECRUIT PERSONNEL FOR MY LAW FIRM ?

Absolutely. We will enter into a separate contract for personnel recruitment, with payment contingent upon success and your satisfaction.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Instant Law Partner is designed to support attorneys who are licensed in their respective States. ILP is set up to provide support to, and work under, only licensed attorneys.

Normally, Instant Law Partner will be contacted by and hired by and will work through a client's existing attorney.

Every State in the United States licenses attorneys individually.

However, Instant Law Partner does already include and/or work with some attorneys from many States. The lawyers we have available are subject to change based on the availability of various lawyers, scheduling conflicts, and the subject matter expertise or competence of different lawyers in relation to your particular case.

ILP may be able to work directly with non-lawyers in certain States, but only if we have already have available our own licensed attorneys in your particular State able to work on your type of case.

However, Instant Law Partner might not have licensed attorneys in your State. If a party does not have a licensed attorney in their State and we cannot provide an attorney licensed in that State, we will not be able to provide services to you. Please understand that this is a result of laws passed in various States, and not any lack of desire to be of service to you or to help you.

Payment for the services of Instant Law Partner is normally due immediately, by credit card, and payment of an estimated amount will usually be required before work will begin.

DISCLAIMER

Instant Law Partner is not a law firm, and makes no representations nor warranties of any kind. Because legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, nothing provided on this website should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel. Instant Law Partner disclaims any warranty express or implied, and disclaims any liability for any consequential or exemplary damages or lost profits.

PRIVACY POLICY

We care about your privacy.  The information we collect through this web site becomes our confidential, trade-secret property.  We shall not divulge it to any third party except under court order or other act of government, incident of nature, act of God, electronic invasion, or crime that we cannot control, resist, or prevent.

We will use the information we collect to maintain contact with our web guests, customers, and others who use this web site or email as a means of communication to us.

 


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