After you and your Lawvedic advocate understand your ground rules, it’s time to discuss the plan for winning your case. In most cases, the better plan with the better follow-through generally wins. Your advocate needs to be able to explain how he or she plans to win the case, and after your initial meeting should be given the opportunity to draft a strategic plan. The strategic plan, for the most part, forces your advocate to give immediate attention to your case, encouraging creative and proactive thinking. A strategic plan explains all of the following:
- What the plan is and what results it should probably produce?
- Why it’s the best possible plan?
- How long the plan will probably take, from beginning to end?
- How much it will probably cost to implement the plan?
- What special circumstances might require deviation from the plan?
Your advocate will charge you for the time it takes to draft a strategic plan. As for the cost of drafting the plan, you can instruct your advocate up front to spend only a certain amount of money on drafting the plan.
Finally, don’t hesitate in modifying the plan that your advocate comes up with, if necessary. The strategic plan, when agreed upon by advocate and client, will keep your advocate on the right path for the duration of your lawsuit.