Your needs matter. Our lawyers offer the flexibility of working how and when you need us. In-house? Remote? Short or long term? Our team can provide as much or as little support as you need, and our Client Happiness team will be there along the way to help advise on which services and schedules make the most sense for your business. Need a gap in your legal team filled? Or an experienced lawyer to help establish your legal department? Or an expert to assist on a particular project? We understand that circumstances change, and we make our support as fluid as possible in response. You tell us how we can fit into your business, and we’ll make it happen.
Types of Services: Overflow Work
Whether you currently have in-house counsel or not, there always seems to be more work that needs attention from the legal team. Let us help with that overflow work. Our team comes equipped with esteemed credentials and practical in-house experience. We’re here to help you see the bottom of the inbox and keep your business partners and customers happy with efficient and timely responses.
Subject Matter Expertise
You may have the time, but do you have the relevant expertise? Even when the workload is manageable, a lack of sufficient experience, whether you are a trained lawyer or not, poses an issue. You have no choice but to send this work to an outside legal expert. Employment, privacy, anti-spam, money laundering, technology, corporate transactions, litigation, immigration, franchising, real estate, leasing and more, our team of 80+ cream of the crop lawyers are proficient in many areas of law relevant to your business. We are ready and available to complete the work that you just can’t.
Parental, Medical or other Leave Coverage
Perhaps your current in-house lawyer is heading off on maternity, paternity or sick leave, either for a short or longer term. We know your legal work cannot be paused while they are absent. Sending this work to traditional outside firms is costly and impractical. Law firm secondments often come with strings attached and expectations of future financial commitments from you. Plus, their lawyers have never worked in-house like we have. With our very low attrition rates at Caravel, you will have the peace of mind that your leave will be covered for its duration with top quality, cost-effective, in-house experienced talent. And no strings attached.
We have all heard the common frustration that the “urgent crowds out the important”. Do you have a document retention policy project that has been sitting on the side of your desk for months? Are your contracts managed and organized so they can be easily identified when a big ask comes along? How are your minute books looking – are they clean and up to date? Our clients often spend their time putting out urgent fires on day-to-day matters, while the slow-burning issues are left unaddressed and gaining momentum. Caravel lawyers can devote a block of time to these projects without distraction- a few weeks or a month or two, which means these tasks get done quickly, efficiently and effectively. And this means you get to sleep better at night.
How We Work: Onsite or Remote
Our lawyers can work for no additional cost onsite at your office, remotely (like a traditional law firm) or a combination of both – whatever suits you best. We work as an embedded member of your team, so we really get to know your business and operations. We can work alongside your existing in-house legal counsel or for companies without a legal team already in place, we can be your fractional General Counsel. If and when you are ready to hire permanently, the Caravel engagement can be ended, modified, or reduced to be on an ad hoc/as needed basis with no ongoing commitment. Simple as that.
Pricing: Hourly, Daily, Monthly, or Fixed Fee!
We can work on an ad hoc/as needed hourly basis (per hour charge like traditional law firms but at a fraction of the traditional rates). Alternatively, we offer a further discounted volume rate. Choose 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 days, and we will charge a fixed daily rate loosely based on 8 working hours per day. Want to purchase a block of hours at a discount to be used in a month? We do that too! Unlike most firms that shy away from fixed pricing, we are happy to scope out the work and provide you with a fixed fee, so that is all you pay. With us, you choose the approach that suits you best. You need flexibility, and we offer it.