10 Jan Looking Ahead: Expanded Legal Services, Nominations and More
A belated Happy New Year! It was a busy 2018 for J. Miller Law Firm and we’re off to a great start for 2019. I wanted to take a moment and highlight some updates and changes that occurred throughout the year and my 2019 goals to serve clients and the community with our legal services.
I expanded options for what is known as limited scope representation. Limited Scope services occur when a client hires a lawyer to complete specific tasks, or a portion of the legal representation. This may include a lawyer drafting documents to be used in court but the client represents himself or herself in court. The lawyer discloses such limited representation on court documents but typically does not appear at any court hearings. The client gets the benefit of legal advice from a licensed attorney at reduced costs from traditional full scope representation. You can read more about limited scope representation HERE.
Online scheduling is now an option for clients to schedule an appointment. The link to schedule that is HERE. Please note that I don’t always update it in real time, so if you are looking for an appointment time and can’t find one, please call me or send me an email and we’ll get you on the calendar.
I am very pleased to continue my involvement with the Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce, and will continue on the Board of Directors in 2019. Also, I am excited to announce that I am again nominated for Woman-Owned Business of the Year, and also for Volunteer of the Year, with those winners to be announced at the end of January.
I continue to participate as a guest speaker on a regular basis on topics such as estate planning as well as business law, employment issues, and mediation. If you would like me to speak at an event or for a group, please feel free to reach out to me. I am also still a volunteer mediator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. If you have a charge pending with the EEOC, you have probably noticed that it is affected by the current government shutdown. You can keep track of any updates with the EEOC on their website by clicking HERE.
I was also fortunate to continue to work with a number of wonderful clients this year, and was able to close several probates, worked with individuals and families to complete or update their estate planning needs, settled cases, got businesses formed, businesses bought and sold, and partnered with a number of businesses on an ongoing basis to address their everyday legal needs.
In 2019, I plan to continue all of the above, as well as increasing my work with business owners and how I can assist them in a variety of ways. I am also always looking at technology to work with clients and will be looking at expanding methods of providing virtual services where it makes sense.
As always, we are thankful for our clients, our partners, and our community. Thank you for your business, and if I can ever answer a question or assist you, I hope to hear from you.