While one may argue that the legal field has relatively remained constant, the fact remains that change is inevitable in every field. This is especially the case wherever clients are involved. Phuket law firms are becoming aware of changing client needs. These changes require diversification in how certain legal services that have been traditionally offered – and which can now be improved to suite you, the client. Legal coaching is a perfect example of this.
Traditionally, a Phuket lawyer would choose to drop a client if they were not to provide full representation and drive the case their way. Nowadays, it is not uncommon to find a lawyer or Phuket law firm willing to be partly involved in a case, with clients being guided on how to handle some of the matter if it’s not going to court.
Why Legal Coaching?
Legal coaching means that the lawyer is designated to a consultancy role as opposed to taking point. This limited legal assistance may be suitable for clients for several reasons. The first factor is financial capability, where not every client may be able to afford full representation even if it is necessary. Instead of not having any legal assistance, you, the client, may choose to only involve a Phuket lawyer in limited scope of the case, and for guidance only.
Another reason would be the desire for involvement. Currently, legal coaching is being applied to family law, whereby in cases such as divorce, the parties seek more involvement. Clients nowadays want involvement, and want to know what happens at every stage of the divorce proceedings. In this case, having a lawyer guiding the client from the background would be desirable.
When finding a legal coach, it is prudent to find a professional with a wealth of knowledge in a particular matter. This will ensure that even their guidance only would do you a wealth of good when it comes to self-representation.
What Legal Coaching Offers
Legal coaching offers full representation in the event that the case overwhelms the client. The advantage of this is the smooth transition because the lawyer was already partially involved. It also offers litigation advice and coaching, where the lawyer will help determine whether the client’s claim is viable and how to proceed with the claim, even formulating interview questions. A legal coach can also offer limited legal assistance in either preparing or reviewing legal documents that the client has prepared. Legal coaching can also help a client with mediation, whether before or after. If before, the legal coach can advise on rules and options, and if after, can offer advice on whether to accept or decline a proposed agreement.