The HELO Group reduces legal fees by limiting overhead (which is often a small fraction of the overhead of larger law firms) and increasing efficiency in the delivery of services. The result is
cost-effective, superior legal representation.

Over the last several years, the legal industry has been criticized for the high rate of legal fees, leading some to question whether the current legal services delivery model is broken. Most law firms bill by the hour, but this approach inherently does not provide incentives for lawyers to develop and use increased efficiencies. Additionally, the pyramidal lawyer structure, also used by most large law firms, requires that younger, inexperienced lawyers provide a significant portion of legal services, resulting in inefficiency and increased fees. This delivery model is not client-centric.

HELO lawyers understand that merely cutting overhead costs does not make lawyers more efficient or their fees more affordable. Overhead reduction and efficiency in the delivery of services are separate matters, and both are important. However, experienced lawyers, working within budgets in a low overhead environment, create efficiencies that result in cost-savings for clients. Regardless of the fee arrangement applicable to an engagement, the fact that experienced lawyers are providing the bulk, if not all, of the services means that less time is required to analyze, research, draft and communicate – accordingly, the use of experienced lawyers is inherently more efficient than a lawyer team in which there are inexperienced lawyers who must spend more time on various aspects of an engagement.

Transparency

The HELO Group believe that the provision of high quality, reasonably priced legal services is best accomplished in a transparent atmosphere and barrier-free, working relationships. Therefore, clients are encouraged to ask questions regarding the manner in which HELO lawyers deliver services at any time. It is a basic tenet of the HELO philosophy that clients must be able to understand what services are required in relation to their engagements, as well as how those services are provided. Only then will clients’ goals be successfully met.