Coonen Barnes Legal Group, PLLC is a full-service law firm offering a traditional brick and mortar law office setting and a virtual law office option. We provide a broad range of legal services from our two locations in Rockford, Michigan and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Our clients receive personal and prompt attention to their legal matters whether they utilize the traditional law office setting or the virtual law office or a combination of both. All communications through the virtual law office are as secure and encrypted as the systems used in online banking. Offering the virtual law office as an option to our clients is a way to make what may already be a stressful situation more convenient and allows them to have access to their files 24/7. It also allows them to have access to our attorneys at other than "regular" business hours without requiring them to take time off work to meet.
Disclaimer: The attorneys at Coonen Barnes Legal Group, PLLC are only licensed to provide legal services in the state of Michigan.
Our attorneys at Coonen Barnes Legal Group, PLLC are committed to personal service and providing legal services in a cost effective manner. The benefit of maintaining a virtual law office is that it allows us to communicate with our clients in a more prompt manner and allows them to be able to participate in their legal matter at times that are convenient for them if the regular business hours are not. Maintaining a virtual law office allows us to keep our overhead to a minimum which directly affects the cost of legal services. Being able to provide legal services in a more cost effective manner allows more people to be able to access legal services regardless of their income. It also makes the attorney more accessible.
What is a virtual law office?
A virtual law office provides a secure, online method of obtaining legal services. All information is encrypted and as secure as the systems that are in place for online banking. In today's society when there are a million things to do and no time to do them, the virtual law office offers the convenience to our clients to obtain legal services at a time and place that fits into their busy schedule. Our clients can schedule an appointment with an attorney even if it is after regular business hours by using our online appointment scheduler. Further, they can elect to "meet" with our attorneys by phone conference or video conference. Of course, the option to always meet in person with one of our attorneys is there as well as there are some legal situations that are better handled in person face-to-face. Our clients can pay their statement for legal services online as well.
The virtual law office offers a secure, encrypted method of sending documents online to our attorney to review and for the attorneys to send documents back to our clients. This allows our clients to have 24/7 access to their files and to check the status of their cases. Rather than waiting several days for documents and letters to be mailed back and forth, our clients know, and can review almost immediately, any new information that may arise in their case as it is uploaded to their online file that is only accessible by them and their attorney.