Retaining a Crossroads Law lawyer
Once you've had your initial consultation and both you and the lawyer agree that it would be beneficial to work together, the next step in your legal journey begins: formally retaining your lawyer. This process involves the completion and return of a few key documents, specifically a retainer agreement and credit card authorization.
The retainer agreement outlines the terms of our legal services and the lawyer-client relationship, and the credit card authorization form provides us with the necessary permissions to process payments for our services.
From time to time, we may also ask you to complete a supplemental client questionnaire to get additional details about your case to ensure we have all the necessary information.
To facilitate an efficient and hassle-free process, we typically send these documents to our clients via AdobeSign. This secure platform enables you to electronically sign and return the documents with ease and convenience.
In addition to these documents, a secure trust retainer is also required to initiate our legal services. This retainer is essentially a deposit towards future legal services and acts as a reserve for your legal fees. The amount of this retainer can vary and is influenced by factors such as the complexity of your legal matter and the hourly rate of the lawyer you're hiring. For more information on our secure trust retainers, we encourage you to refer to our Billing FAQ.
With these steps, the process of retaining a lawyer at Crossroads Law is designed to be straightforward and client-friendly, ensuring you can focus on what matters most: your legal matter and your peace of mind.