Any given day at a small firm
You just got to the office and checked your voicemail. Four different opposing counsel each responding to your concerns about their fifteen overly-broad subpoenas—sixty separate issues in all. And that’s just the first five minutes of your day. That mediation brief, due in a week, is not going to write itself. And you’re double-booked for depositions of subpoenaed witnesses on Thursday. The burdens of running a small firm are ones that only those who have been there can understand. How are you going to get everything done?
You call Fix. A Fix attorney helps negotiate with defense counsel, working the phones and drafting letters to make sure your clients’ rights are protected. She appears at one of the Thursday depositions, and in the meantime locates a stock mediation brief that has many similarities to your case. She helps you get a top-flight brief done in record time.
And you? You found some extra time to work on three good cases that have been lingering in the drawers, and you immediately call back a potential client who had left a message—and who could be your next big case.
“I’ll hold off on the trial prep—this case is going to settle…”
It’s happened to everyone, no matter how prepared. You were certain the case would settle at mediation. But they showed up and failed to even make an offer. Now trial’s three weeks away (or perhaps three days). Trial briefs, motions in limine, witness lists, exhibit lists, and exhibits themselves all need to be completed—yesterday. You’re not ready. And someone mentioned something about Elmos and Trial Director (and that’s not a Sesame Street or a showbiz reference.) How do you get out of the jam?
You call Fix. You get the contract attorneys you need and the work gets done well and done on time. A Fix affiliate scans your exhibits, video synchronizes your videotaped depositions, and shows you how to use the Elmo and the Trial Director software the affiliate provided (or he may even sit by your side through the trial). You focus on preparing your opening.
The big case
You receive a call—it is a complicated multi-party case where it appears that the stars have aligned—liability, damages and collectability. But there’s no way your already busy shop can take this on without hiring at least two associates and a paralegal—definitely not in your plans. Nor in its current square footage. It’s not that you don’t have the skills for this type of case, you just don’t have the resources. You consider referring the case out or consider an expansion of the firm. That’s when a friend mentions Fix.
You call Fix. Fix assigns the attorneys you need to properly work up the case without having to refer the matter. When the case is over, so is their assignment. And on the off chance the case goes south? The Fix attorneys go home immediately. No difficult conversations, no unneeded square footage and no unemployment insurance. Your workforce remains as flexible as your needs require.