As every practicing lawyer knows, virtually every case we handle will, at some point, subject us to a schedule and a set of deadlines. Often these schedules conflict and we are required to do too many things at once.
Or maybe you are a solo practitioner who is on trial and you need someone “behind the scenes” to conduct research on issues that arise at trial.
While you are managing every other aspect of your clients’ matters, let us conduct the labor-intensive, comprehensive legal research and concise legal writing that you are just too busy to take on yourself.
Outsourcing legal research and writing on a project-by-project basis is a cost-effective alternative to hiring an associate. Hiring a freelance lawyer enables you to get through particularly busy periods and handle an abundance of work without having to make the commitment and spend the extra money required in hiring an employee. If you hire an employee, your malpractice rates will rise, and you will be subject to all the financial and legal responsibilities that accompany “employer” status.
Your practice may be busy enough to benefit from project-based outsourcing, but not busy enough to support another employee. You don’t have to worry about having enough work to keep an employee busy. When you outsource legal research and writing projects, you pay only for the time it takes to complete the project.
You CAN make a profit off the services of a freelancer! As with the services provided to your clients by an associate, as long as the total charges to the client are reasonable, you are ethically permitted to charge your client more than you pay for legal research and writing services.
Hiring a freelance lawyer relieves much of the pressure that often leads to attorney stress and burnout. It allows for the work / life balance so many lawyers want and need. While you take a short (or long) break, a freelancer can be preparing the documents you need completed in the near future.
Freelancers are the perfect solution for attorneys who like performing certain tasks in connection with their work – having control over a case, counseling clients, conducting depositions and trials, for instance – but HATE research and writing. No need to do work you don’t like.
Regardless of the size of research project, we will work closely with you to discuss your expectations for each new project. Once the research project has been completed, we will provide you with an outline and copy of the law relied on, as well as a detailed memorandum outlining our findings and conclusions.
• All written material for contested and uncontested divorce matters including equitable distribution of assets, visitation, child custody and support/maintenance issues;
• Affirmations, Affidavits, Memorandum of law;
• Net Worth Statements;
• Pre-nuptial, Post-nuptial and Separation Agreements;
• Pre-Trial and Post-Trial Memorandum, Statements of Proposed Disposition, Subpoenas;
Stacia Seigerman Garcia, Esq. is an accomplished and esteemed divorce and family law attorney with over 18 years of direct client and courtroom experience.
Licensed in New York, New Jersey and California, Ms. Garcia passionately dedicated the initial phase of her career to helping clients negotiate workable solutions in family law matters, and to providing information and resources helpful in managing difficult and unsettling life changes.
With equal dedication and astute attention to detail, Stacia Seigerman Garcia launched Family Law Research & Writing Services, providing top quality research and writing for attorneys who are too busy to (or prefer not to) handle these critical aspects of their client’s cases.
Working exclusively on family law and divorce matters, FLRW is a comprehensive outsourced legal writing firm conducting the background research and writing of a wide variety of legal documents on behalf of lawyer clients.
Ms. Garcia is skilled and recognized by her clients for providing on-time, comprehensive, astute research and submission-ready written legal product. FLRW is eager and pleased to take a heavy burden off the shoulders of lawyer clients, allowing them to concentrate on handling all of the other intricacies of their client’s cases.
Ms. Garcia received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her Doctor of Law (J.D.) from The University of The Pacific – McGeorge School of Law.
She resides with her family in Westchester County.