I want help with my paperwork.
Brief Services occurs when a lawyer not only gives you legal advice but also helps you put together your paperwork to take action in the legal system. Filling out paperwork can include filling out forms, writing new pleadings, writing letters, and more.
There are various legal assistance programs that may be able to provide brief services to help you.
General Information About Brief Services
What should I send to the lawyer or bring with me so she can provide brief services?
You should make sure to bring or send:
- Any paperwork you have already been given, which can include court filings you were served with and/or any notices from a government agency or business.
- Any letters concerning your case and anything you have already filed or were considering filing.
- Any pictures or references to other proof to prove what you say happened.
- Any other item you think may be important to your case.
What are some examples of the help I can get with brief services?
Note: The types of brief services you get, depends on the program you contact and their eligibility and assistance guidelines.
Examples of Brief Services, which may be provided, include:
- Help filling out do-it-yourself legal forms
- Help writing new paperwork for filing or responding to a lawsuit
- Help writing a letter to the other side and/or agency
As part of providing brief services, the organization will likely also provide legal advice on:
- How what has already happened affects your current and future rights.
- What steps to avoid.
- What steps to take next.
- Other issues you should be aware of.
- And more.