Affordable legal coaching To help you self-represent

Do-It-Yourself Legal Services

Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. is proud to offer do-it-yourself (DIY) legal services. Senior lawyer, Lisa Teryl, is your legal coach. She will walk you through the legal steps, empowering you to effectively represent yourself.

Like all DIY projects, you save money.

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DIY Legal Services

Did you know that 50% of Nova Scotians self-represent in family court? 

With DIY Legal Services you can have confidence in representing yourself. You’ll have the benefit of our senior legal counsel’s advice, at half the price.

There is a lack of access to legal services because traditional legal services are expensive. Teryl Scott’s Do-It-Yourself model is proud to provide access to legal services for more than just the rich. 

DIY Legal Coaching Services

DIY Uncontested Divorces

If you and your ex-spouse have agreed to all the terms of your divorce than an uncontested divorce is the most affordable way to legally complete your divorce.

DIY Human rights

Pursuing or defending a human rights complaint at the Canadian or Nova Scotia Human Rights Commissions can be difficult and expensive. Reduce your costs by hiring our senior lawyer as your legal coach.

DIY Employment Law

Available for employers or employees. Reduce your costs by hiring our senior lawyer as a legal coach on the toughest human rights and termination issues.

DIY Affidavits

Family courts require written sworn testimony; “affidavits”. This is your most important family court document. Let our seasoned trial counsel be your best coach.

DIY Court applications

Ensure your court application is successful by having our lawyers review your applications with you in person, in real time.

DIY Small claims Court

Small claims court is the ultimate DIY court. They are created specifically for you to represent yourself. Give yourself an edge with Teryl Scott’s legal coaching from our Senior Lawyer, Lisa Teryl.

DIY Landlord / Tenants

Reduce your costs by hiring our senior lawyer as a legal coach. Available for both landlords and tenants.

Our Do-It-Yourself Legal Coaching Pricing

Do-It-Yourself self-representation provides strategic solicitor-client confidential advice. Teryl Scott’s DIY legal services give you the tools and confidence to get the job done. We assist you to self-represent, to draft documents, and to communicate with the courts and other lawyers. You have the advantage of receiving guidance from a senior trial lawyer with 25+ years of experience. 

What You'll Do

$ 0
  • Converse with lawyers & courts
  • Draft court documents to the best of your ability
  • Book meetings with your legal coach
  • Self-represent in court

DIY Legal Coaching

$ 225
Per Hour
  • Timely, accessible legal advice
  • Pay-as-you-go
  • No retainer fees
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Traditional Legal Services

$ 300
Per Hour
  • We'll represent you
  • We'll draft all court documents
  • We'll advocate on your behalf
  • We'll converse with courts, lawyers and other parties

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What Legal Coaching Does Not Include

Legal coaching is meant to help those who can’t afford to hire a lawyer, or for those who want to self-represent. Our lawyers are pleased to provide our expertise as a legal coach. However it’s important to know what steps you’ll be responsible to execute. Your lawyer will not be talking to the courts, lawyers, or other parties. We will not represent you in court, trials, or during discoveries.

If you would like these traditional services to be included, we are happy to provide you with legal counsel for $300/hr.

three steps to DIY success

We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

Follow these steps to get started with your legal coaching.

Step 1

Book Your First Appointment

We’ll learn about your situation and immediately start providing legal coaching.

Step 2

Take Away Homework

Our legal coach will provide you with the next steps that you’ll need to take in your legal process.

Step 3

Schedule Next Appointments

When you are ready for your next appointment you can schedule it here.