Limited Scope Representation
Unfortunately, Court proceedings are very expensive. Filing fees have greatly increased, and the costs for a competent attorney, usually run several hundred dollars per hour. Attorneys also typically request large retainers or deposit against which they bill on an hoursly basis when prosecuting or defending lawsuits. Many clients have claims which they wish to pursue, but simply cannot afford to hire an attorney to represent them. Other clients have been sued, but do not have insurance coverage which will appoint and pay for a lawyer to defend them, and at the same time do not have the resources to hire and pay for a lawyer themselves. However, the Court processes can be complicated, and clients can lose rights for procedural reasons of which they are unaware. For such clients, Mehlman Law Group frequently assists them on a limited scope basis, as-needed. As long as the client is not an entity, such as a corporation or limited liability company, which must be represented by a lawyer, the client can represent him or herself, which is called "in propria persona", or in "pro per". For such self-represented clients, Mehlman Law Group can assist them in preparing or reviewing pleadings and other court papers, or providing advice on either an hourly basis or a flat fee basis per project for which the client needs assistance. By using Mehlman Law Group as a resource in this fashion, the clients can keep legal costs to amounts they can afford, and not be denied access to the Courts.
We serve the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Mehlman Law Group is centrally located in Walnut Creek, on the border with Concord, in Contra Costa County, California. Our office is easily accessible with ample free parking.
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