I am reviewing my benefit options at work, and I saw an option for group legal services. My attorney said that their firm doesn’t participate in it, and now I want to get a new attorney. Does this make sense?
It may, or it may not make sense to get a new attorney. If price is your top concern, then you may want to go with a firm that offers group legal services because generally, yes, you will pay a lot less. However, keep in mind that you often “get what you pay for,” and if you go with a firm that values quantity over quality, then you may not be happy with their representation. There are certainly some good quality firms that participate in the program, but more often than not, clients think that they are getting more in-depth services from these programs and it’s often just that a “review counsel” is covered, or a consultation, etc. Bottom line? If you truly want to save money on legal fees, try it out. However, make sure you read the fine print so you know exactly what your plan covers. More importantly, make sure no matter what attorney you hire, that you trust them and have a good rapport with them. Our office does not participate in these programs because we do not believe that it is a good fit for our business model, as the programs we have seen would not allow us to meet our clients’ needs, and we focus on zealous advocacy for our clients.
If you have additional questions, contact Wolf & Shore Law Group. We are here to make your matters easier, not harder. Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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