Apex Law Service is a Simple Business Trust. James F. Polk is the Trustee of Apex Law Service.
A brief explanation of how our business model fits within the American Bar Association Rules of Lawyer Use of Paralegal Services. There is a link out to an official ABA Model Guideline Publication.
At Apex Law Service we follow the American Bar Association approved business model of being a Paralegal Group for hire to the Public at our hourly rate who connects the Public to their Attorneys and then does Paralegal work for the Attorneys. Our Public Clients pay us our Paralegal Retainer and also pay the Attorneys their Attorney Retainer. We do not collect the Attorney Retainer. We do almost entirely Criminal Defense work, but can and will handle Civil Matters for the public. We find from time to time that we have a Client being charged with a crime who also has a few civil matters and what we do is hire on a Temporary Paralegal who specializes in that type of matter if we do not have somebody with that particular type of experience on hand. Most of us have don both Civil Litigation and Criminal Defense for a number of different Law Offices in the past.
We work for the Attorneys who our Clients hire who are also our Clients who have hired us to find them new Criminal Defense Clients. We do only paralegal work in our office but we are instructed only by Attorneys. You talk with your attorney about your legal issue, but first you come in and you hire us. It doesn’t cost any money to do your initial intake. This business model allows us to work for our Public Clients for less than a Law Firm would charge them for Paralegal Work while still providing the Client with Attorney Supervised and Reviewed Paralegal Work. At the same time we serve our Attorney Clients by taking the stress out of marketing and out of running a Law Office.
We save you money. We charge only $71.25 per paralegal hour. Different Law Firms charge between $125 all the way up to $280 per paralegal hour. Our Attorneys don’t up charge on the money that we charge to do paralegal work. Everybody who works at Apex has training from a Paralegal Training Program and has their Certificate of Completion from their Program and also has experience as a Criminal Defense Paralegal. A lot of us have worked at different places and I set up Apex so that I can pay our Paralegals more than they get paid at Law Firms so that they do top-notch work for you. I set it up so that you get charged less money for paralegal work, and I set it up so that Attorneys have less headache and don’t have to worry about running an office or marketing.
Contact James F. Polk, Trustee of Apex Law Service @ 657-234-2232
Senior Administrative Coordinating Paralegal for Apex Law Service