Civil Litigation Emergencies
Cusack Legal Services can assist other lawyers, individual litigants, businesses and other organizations to deal with emergencies involving civil litigation.
From time-to-time emergency situations arise that require immediate action. If an individual, a business or some other organization has been served with documents requiring attendance at court or participation in a step in a litigation process, or an appearance before a regulatory or administrative board or tribunal, within a short time frame — typically within a few days — that is an emergency. There are many kinds of emergencies — they may involve motions that are scheduled by either party with little notice, case conferences, mediation, examination for discovery or examination on an affidavit.
Cusack Legal Services can provide assistance for litigants who are faced with an emergency and who:
- do not have a lawyer;
- have a lawyer, but the lawyer is not available to deal with the emergency due to scheduling conflicts, illness, absence or for other reasons
- have a lawyer, but the lawyer does not handle civil litigation cases — for example, if the lawyer only handles real estate transactions or corporate law matters
If you are a lawyer with a client who is facing a civil litigation emergency, Cusack Legal Services can assist you if:
- you are not available to deal with your client's emergency due to scheduling conflicts, illness, absence or for other reasons; or
- you do not handle civil litigation matters.
In such cases, we'll assist you to deal with the emergency and then refer the client back to you for any other services.
The amount of assistance we can provide will depend upon the amount of time available to deal with the emergency and the nature of case. In most cases Cusack Legal Services can:
- meet with the client or the referring lawyer to determine the facts of the case
- prepare, serve and file documentation dealing with the emergency
- participate in the motion, case conference, mediation or cross-examination
- attend at court or appear before the board or tribunal on behalf of the client or the referring lawyer