The process of hiring Keith Law may be unfamiliar because of the differences from your experiences hiring other service providers. Here is a basic outline of the process of hiring the firm followed by brief explanations for each step.
Basic outline of the hiring process
- Phone call and/or email regarding your needs and goals during which the firm will assess generally whether it can help you and you decide whether you would like a proposal prepared and emailed to you for consideration. During this call, a conflicts screening will be conducted to help ensure there are no conflicts of interest that would disqualify the firm from assisting.
- If you indicated interest in a proposal, a non-engagement letter and proposal will be prepared and presented clarifying that the firm has not yet been hired and outlining a proposed scope of work and price. Occasionally, this may include more than one option.
- If you indicate that you like the proposal and want to hire the firm, a formal engagement letter will be prepared and transmitted to you via HelloSign for your review and e-signature. At the same time, an invoice will be prepared and transmitted to you via Clio that will contain a link allowing for payment via the secure portal handled by LawPay (a subsidiary of Affinipay – the industry leader in professional services payment solutions).
- At this stage, you should carefully review the proposed engagement letter and ensure that your questions are addressed prior to signing.
- When the firm receives the signed engagement letter and the invoice payment, it has been hired to assist.
- Once hired, you should receive communication from the firm indicating what needs to happen next.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why does the proposal include a “non-engagement letter?” The attorney-client relationship is a special relationship that can be found to exist without the signing of a document or exchange of money. To minimize the risk of miscommunication about whether Keith Law has been hired and undertaken responsibility for assisting with the matter discussed, its proposal includes a non-engagement section in the letter clarifying that Keith law has not yet been hired to assist.
- What is a conflicts screening? Also referred to as a “conflicts check,” a conflicts screening looks into whether the matter may trigger a conflict of interest for Keith Law.
- If I decide not to hire the firm, will my information be kept confidential? Yes! Texas attorneys are governed by strict rules including rules related to maintaining the confidences of not only their current clients but potential clients as well. When you explore hiring Keith Law, the rules requiring confidentiality will be honored regardless of whether you choose to hire the firm.
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