17 Search Results for unbundling

June 25, 2018 at 7:39 pm

Tying It All Together: Mediation, Unbundling, Collaboration, and a New Paradigm

What I hoped to simplify is getting more complicated. I am doing research so I can report to the readers of my blog, to fellow members in the West Virginia State Bar Family Law Committee, fellow members of the WV State Bar BOG Family Law Mediation Subcommittee to the BOG ADR Committee, and to fellow members of the two BOG “Future of the Law” committees on these closely related subjects. I find myself staring at four 300 page books, “Unbundled...

July 7, 2017 at 1:53 pm

MORE ABOUT UNBUNDLING (A $500 Product That is Worth $1000)

  I admit that I have been obsessing on one issue, which is the disparity between WV people who need, but do not think they can afford, legal services and the West Virginia small firm lawyers who need work. I have several ideas how to bridge the gap, and “unbundling” of legal services is one of them. There are lots of lawyers ready to help someone injured by a negligent, insured, “tortfeasor”, but the pool of such cases is getting...

February 15, 2018 at 8:07 pm

An Example of Unbundling of Legal Services

As you will see if you search my blog for “unbundling”, “unbundled legal services”, or “future of the law”, I have created some carefully tailored legal services that permit us to help a person on a limited budget. These services include a “legal checkup”. I revised my post on that topic just a few days ago. Here it is if you are interested. https://wp.me/p4utce-4H Let me give you an example of...

September 27, 2017 at 7:10 pm

Tying Together “Unbundling” of Legal Services

(Adding Landlord Tenant Disputes to the Unbundling Package) Life is often chaotic, with unforeseen setbacks along the way. If you are injured by the fault of an other, no problem here; a lawyer, this one included, will always be happy to meet with you in a serious injury case. But what about the case that isn’t “contingent fee”? As my cousin’s sons who write of their days escorting rafters through Class 4-5 whitewater,...

April 10, 2017 at 10:21 pm

Unbundling of Legal Services (A Low Cost Alternative)

The poor and people of moderate income have great difficulty in obtaining legal services in WV. Something like 70% of litigants in family court are “pro-se” or self-represented. For awhile WV was in the dark ages. There was an ethics opinion that lawyers couldn’t even “ghost write”, or assist a party from behind, without becoming “record counsel”. That has been clarified. We now can do those things....

March 26, 2018 at 6:41 pm

My “Law Coach” or My Lawyer?

Unbundled Legal Services “My ‘law coach’ or my lawyer?” It this a trick question? Not really, but there is a difference. Let’s say you have a divorce or custody case; or, that you, or you and your estranged partner, just want some guidance and help in getting through your legal problem. What do you do? Repeat after me: “You should not be your own lawyer if you can possibly afford to hire a lawyer to represent you!” If...

January 8, 2018 at 10:04 pm

Search #8 of My Blogs: “Contingent Fees”

This is search # 8 of my blogs, “Perspectives of a Small Town Lawyer” and “WV Lawyer – Tips and Techniques”. This robust blog is for the WV legal consumer. It has 1200 pages and 340 articles and 22 “hits” for the term “contingent fees”. Lawyers will perform a variety of services for fees that are not guaranteed, based upon a percentage of the total settlement or recovery. Key is acuity in...

September 28, 2018 at 1:37 pm

A CONUNDRUM FOR FAMILY COURTS: WHAT TOOL FOR WHAT PROBLEMS? #2

Collaborative Law: Is It Enough, Or Must We Have More? The following post, in draft form, was the second half of my last post, “Conundrum…..#1”. That post discusses the “The “Family Court Jurisdiction To Restrict Contact Between Parties Act”, WV Code Sec. 51-2A-2a. Since that statute is only a small part of the solution, I want to touch on four areas which are in desperate need of revision and innovation in...

December 14, 2017 at 9:18 pm

Future of the Law: A Selection of My Posts

A Colleague asked me for a list of articles I have written on the broad subjects of “future of the law”, “access to justice” and “unbundling of legal services. Here they are: http://hunterlawfirm.net/http://hunterlawfirm.net/more-about-unbundling-a-500-product-that-is-worth-1000/ http://hunterlawfirm.net/free-power-of-attorney-annual-legal-checkup/ http://hunterlawfirm.net/future-of-the-law-2016/...

September 3, 2016 at 6:49 pm

Self-Represented Mediation

Let me make a few things clear: People should not be their own lawyers in family court or in pursuing their personal injury claim with an insurance company; The average person, even with due diligence, cannot cope with the power imbalance, the myriad rules, the statutes, the case law, and the techniques necessary to prepare and negotiate their own cases; Even with the help of a skilled mediator, there are risks for the self-represented party,...