Lets face the facts. If you are considering outsourcing your legal research, you are putting your professional reputation on the line. Consequently, you will likely have some tough questions to present to a legal research firm that is asking for your business. For example:
Who will be preparing my research? In some cases, the answer will be one person handles everything that comes in the door. In others, an attorney with a foreign law degree or you might even be getting a paralegal. However, at NLPA, all our legal research work is prepared by licensed attorneys. And because of the size and experience of our staff, we are able to provide excellent research and consulting services. In other words, with our legal research firm, you’ll be getting an experienced researcher, trained at a top U.S. law school, with a wealth of experience in the area of law your case concerns. Not everyone who wants your business can say that.
Who are our clients? Over the past 25 years, we have completed research projects for thousands of members of the bar from every U.S. jurisdiction. Many have given us permission to quote them on the record—more, by far, than any other legal research firm.
How do you charge for your services? Most legal research firms, NLPA bills by the hour. Our legal research rates range from $120-$150 per hour, with a surcharge for rush work. We give cost estimates on every case, and we don’t exceed these estimates without your prior authorization.