Whether or not there is an open case in court, legal coaching allows you to represent yourself with the benefit of having a lawyer “on call” to answer questions and give you legal advice whenever you need it. It is a way of maintaining complete control over your legal situation while still getting the benefit of an experienced lawyer.
My case is closed. Why do I need a legal coach?
Most people hire a lawyer when something is filed in court. When they do, they learn that there are things they could have and should have been doing over the period of weeks, months, or even years that would make their case stronger in court. Legal coaching helps you get these ducks in a row so that you can have the strongest possible case when you go to court, whenever that may be.
Once a case is concluded in court, there are frequently lots of lingering issues about how to actually take a family court order and put it into daily practice. Working with a coach can help you make the best use of your court orders and keep your evidence clear in case you ever go back to court again in the future.
If you are a single parent, or if you have ever been to family court for a parenting issue, then you should be prepared to represent yourself in a legal issue at any time until your children are adults.
Coaching To Represent Yourself Pro Se
If you are representing yourself in court, then your lawyer can help draft documents, develop case strategy, collect evidence, and prepare for hearings and trials. You are responsible for doing all the administrative work on your case and representing yourself in court. Your relationship with your lawyer works similarly to that between a doctor and patient – whenever you have a question or need help, you schedule an appointment with your lawyer to address specific issues.
Clients like legal coaching because:
- There are no retainers or behind-the-scenes billable hours
- They maintain complete control over how their case is handled
- They have a lawyer available when they need one, but do not pay for any background work (emails, phone calls, etc.)
- They feel empowered when representing themselves in court
- They like the mix of systemic education and one-on-one coaching
- They get the unique attention they need exactly when they need it
Legal coaching may be right for you if any of the following apply:
- You want to be your own advocate and just need some help being prepared
- You are confident representing yourself but need someone knowledgeable to bounce things off of
- Your case is relatively simple
- You are looking for general education about the legal system and how it applies to your case
- You want truly individualized legal help on your own terms
- You cannot afford traditional legal representation, or need some help while you save up a retainer
If you feel like you cannot represent yourself in court, then legal representation may be a better option for you.
Fees & Financing
To secure your space in our legal coaching program, you must pay a flat fee of $197.00 each month. That fee covers your first one-on-one coaching session each month as well as any bonus trainings and resources that are offered to the entire legal coaching group. An unlimited number of additional coaching sessions are available for you on a pay-as-you-go basis at a reduced hourly rate. Legal coaching requires clients to be able to make payments electronically using a credit or debit card. Legal coaching is not available for clients utilizing legal insurance or employee assistance programs (EAPs).
Ready to get started?
Step 1: Talk to our lawyer. We need to screen for a conflict of interest and make sure that we have room in the coaching program, since it is limited to a small group. To speak directly with our lawyer, call our office at 314-722-8557 or click here to schedule a complimentary phone consultation.
Step 2: Register. Follow this link to make your first payment and officially join the coaching program. Information about scheduling your onboarding call and coaching sessions will be sent to you via email after your registration is processed.