How to Get Your Lawyer to Join You as a Client in Alabama

A lawyer with a lot of money has a difficult job: to represent the clients of lawyers who are getting into debt.

So a new class of lawyers is being born, one that has the added advantage of being cheaper. 

It’s called the Legal Practitioner Retainer Network (LPRN), which is a joint venture between law firms, the state of Alabama, and the National Association of Retired Attorneys (NARAL). 

The LPRN is an effort to provide attorneys with an alternative to relying on the courts and the lawyers who will represent them.

They’re not just a bunch of lawyers with big salaries. 

They’re also lawyers who know how to handle debt, and are willing to take on clients for the small fees they can get. 

Here’s what you need to know about the LPRNs, which are being formed in the state and are aiming to fill a critical void in the legal landscape: The new LPRNTs are different from most other retainer networks. 

Most retainer networking groups tend to involve lawyers with limited budgets and little experience in representing clients, said Laura Egan, a partner at DLA Piper who has worked with the LBRN since 2015.

The LPRnts aim to address this by offering a more comprehensive service, including:  the ability to hire a full-time legal assistant; a lawyer who has at least five years of experience and has been retained by the organization; an attorney who has the same experience in a particular area of law as the organization’s general counsel;  and a lawyer who is a member of the law firm that has appointed them. 

“If you have an associate that has five years experience in their field, they will be able to do this job,” said Egan. 

As part of the LTRN, the attorneys who sign up for the network will also be able receive additional fees, as well as a percentage of the fees paid by the company that hired them.

“It’s a way to get a lawyer’s attention without having to rely on the judge or a judge’s judgment,” said Andrew Zaleski, the founder of the firm DLA Zalesky, who is leading the effort. 

What this means is that a lawyer will not have to work a full day on a case, and that they can take on a client without having a legal team to assist them.

That means the LURN will be better equipped to deal with the increasing complexity of complex and complicated litigation, said Eagan. 

There’s no limit to the number of attorneys who can join the network. 

The network is a collaboration between DLA and the Southern Law Divisions, which represent the state’s law schools.

The division is a large and growing entity in the South, with a membership of more than 10,000 attorneys across the state. 

While the LCRN is not a legal organization, it’s part of a broader trend in which lawyers are finding more ways to work with clients in an effort not to spend time on the legal side of the job. 

LPRNT members can be found in the Alabama Bar Association, Alabama Courts, and several other states. 

For example, a judge who is currently involved in a case will be part of the LPRn, and a former associate will be the lawyer of record. 

Other members include the state attorney general, Alabama Attorney General, attorney general of Alabama’s Supreme Court, Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, attorney generals of Alabama counties, and attorneys general in Alabama’s state Senate and state House of Representatives. 

With the advent of the Legal Retainer Net, the LORNS is now working on a number of other projects. 

Among them is the creation of an Alabama bar association that will provide a place for lawyers who have been retained to meet with clients. 

Additionally, the attorney who is now part of this group will be a member in the LMRN. 

A lawyer who works on a legal case that was filed by a client will be automatically a member, even if he or she does not have the case. 

Another LPRTN project is working on helping new members who are struggling to make ends meet. 

That includes the creation and expansion of the Alabama State Bar’s Legal Retention Network, a new organization that will serve as an intermediary between law students and attorneys who have left the bar and who have not yet been able to find work. 

Some attorneys are not as comfortable working for clients and want to remain independent.

They are willing, in some cases, to take an on-the-job training. 

In addition to the LPLN and LMRNs, the law firms that are the LWRNs and LWRNTs have formed alliances to help new members. 

At a recent conference, representatives from