Right now, there are 33,764 foreclosures pending in New York State. New Jersey still has the highest rate of foreclosures. For most firms representing lenders or borrowers, foreclosure representation is a volume practice area.
One of the most effective ways of managing a volume practice is by using a per diem services provider like ZR Per Diem.
Volume practices, by design, require some special law office management tools. Because their work is often flat fee and because, by its nature, volume work involves multiple daily appearances across multiple venues, per diem services can play an important role in the business model of a thriving volume practice, like foreclosure.
We’ve heard from a lot of our volume practice area clients that high volume, flat fee or low rate matters require strict controls on overhead costs, like payroll.
“It’s really tough, says one client, to make the economics of foreclosure defense work, we handle a lot of cases for many clients with limited means. It’s important work that we do, for clients’ who are scared, at a really stressful time in their lives.”
"It’s really important that we are able to handle not only all of the paperwork but keep a close eye on deadlines and be available for our clients, says another. We also need to bring in more work to make the business run."
It is similar for our clients who manage firms handling bank work. Foreclosure proceedings have been at an all-time high these past few years. The volume can be overwhelming. Without per diem attorneys to manage our appearances, and manage them well, we wouldn’t be able to handle the volume.
"I was able to build my whole practice using per diem attorneys as the basis of my business model," says another client.
Yes, ZR Per Diem covering attorneys often handle matters where the litigant is in court. Many cases require the litigant to appear before the court, along with representation. In these instances, the covering attorney will meet with your client, discuss what to expect and explain what transpired at the hearing.
“He was prompt, very professional, left a very positive impression on the witness during the proceedings. Great job!!”
As a rule, the attorney assigned to a matter is able to file or provide the court with documents, as needed.Please make sure to upload any documents that require printing into the print documents section of Revolution and include your filing needs in your request for coverage. In most cases, assigned attorneys can print up to 20 pages for a small printing fee.
While ZR Per Diem cannot guarantee that the same attorney will handle your appearances every time, if you include a request for the same covering attorney in your request for coverage, we will do our best to secure the particular attorney for your matter.
Some clients request that the assigned attorney contact them before the appearance to discuss the details of the case. If you’d like contact from the assigned attorney it is important to provide direct contact information for an available staff member as part of your assignment.
Per diem attorneys make every effort to contact ZR Per Diem clients with any questions, concerns, uncertainties or issues from court. However, it is not always possible for a covering attorney to leave the courtroom to make direct contact during the court proceedings.