Flexibility, Value & Know-how
It is estimated that 3 out of 5 litigants now routinely appear in court without a lawyer. Reflective of this trend, we have noted a marked increase in the number of people contacting us for legal advice but intending to represent themselves. Sometimes this preference is driven by economic considerations. Sometimes it arises from a “do-it-yourself” philosophy.
Regardless of whether a traditional attorney-client relationship is outside your budget or simply not your style, Kahen & Wilbrandt can help. We offer a number of DIY options for the self-represented litigant to help you navigate the legal process, understand the particular issues in your case and evaluate the options and decisions before you. Available services include attorney consultations; preparation and/or review of, pleadings, motions, agreements and other legal documents associated with your case; as well as personal “coaching” to help you organize and prepare for hearings, trials, settlement negotiations and mediation. As with any DIY project, the amount of professional assistance you receive is entirely your decision, based upon your preferences and budget.
We also provide mediation services designed to facilitate the out-of-court resolution of legal issues. Our DIY options include: