Law Assistance Center, Inc. (formerly Law Office Extension, Inc.) is
an independent paralegal service designed to assist attorneys who
are in sole practice. We established the business in 1988 to provide
a full range of services to attorneys, and we take pride in the
accurate and professional manner in which we maintain client contact,
prepare documents and correspondence, and keep the attorney informed
of the progress of a case.
We have fully
computerized our office and have invested in all the
programs needed to run a successful law practice. This enables the
sole practitioner to have the availability of the same programs that
large law firms have at their disposal, without incurring additional "up-front" costs.
As you are no doubt aware, obtaining all the necessary equipment, codes
and computer software can be very costly. We have purchased
DissoMaster/Xspouse, Propertizer, Executioner and Legal Solutions,
to name a few, as well as having online access to Lexis-Nexis for our
Most paralegal services
will prepare the documents and return the file for the attorney's
staff to complete, i.e., copies, envelopes, postage, obtaining
court dates, filing, service of process, etc. However, when
a project is assigned to Family Law Assistance Center, Inc.,
it is completed and returned to the attorney ready for signature.
If the attorney wishes us to handle files on a day-to-day
basis, we calendar any and all activities (such as discovery,
OSCs and motions) and meet with the attorney, usually by
telephone, on a regular basis for direction. Further, all
communications with the client and opposing counsel can be
handled by our office.
Family Law Assistance
Center, Inc., is not a typing service. We
closely with clients to formulate all declarations, exhibits, demonstrative
evidence, etc., and we have the knowledge to prepare points and authorities
for almost any issue related to family law matters. We mention this
because although we have experience in other matters, e.g., unlawful
detainer, civil litigation, collections, etc., our primary focus is
in family law. This includes Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Settlement
Agreements, Guardianships, Adoptions and Name Changes. Additionally,
our office maintains the continuing educational standards of most family
law practitioners. Specifically, our involvement with the East-West
Family Law Council on a monthly basis, regular attendance at the CFLR
Family Law Seminar held in February each year, and regular subscriptions
to legal publications, ensure continued up-to-date changes within the
area of family law. Also, because we work for multiple attorneys, our
sources of information are much more diverse. We can usually seek the
advice and/or feedback from the other attorneys, a form of networking
There are many routine
matters which do not require the skills and expertise of
an attorney, and those tasks can be handled by experienced
paralegals. This wise use of time enables the attorney to
then devote his or her energies to more complex matters.
One of the
main advantages to out-sourcing paralegal work
is that no charges are incurred unless you are
retained by your client. This means there are no
out-of-pocket expenses when using this office.
We are firm believers that word of mouth is the best way to gauge the
success of a company. Please contact us for the names and telephone
numbers of some of our long standing clients.
you are interested in assigning any projects to Family Law
Assistance Center Inc. at this time, or would simply like
to discuss our services further, in person, please telephone
at your earliest convenience. We would be happy to meet you
at your office, or you may certainly schedule a time to stop
by and see our operation.