Q. How do I establish an Attorney/Client Relationship Online?
A. When a client registers for the law firm's web site, they are required to accept a Limited Services Retainer Agreement. DirectLaw™ provides a sample Limited Services Retainer Agreement appropriate for providing legal services online, but this Agreement can be customized for each law firm. Before the attorney can provide online legal services to a client, a conflict of interest check must be conducted and the attorney sends a specific e-mail to the client indicating that they have been accepted as a client of the law firm. These acceptance e-mails are archived for future reference and to determine the date when the attorney-client relationship was established.