Do-It-Yourself Legal Services
Affordable legal coaching To help you self-represent
Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. is proud to offer do-it-yourself (DIY) legal services. We will walk you through the legal steps, empowering you to effectively represent yourself.
Like all DIY projects, you save money.
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.
No retainer is required. We work on a “pay-as-you-go” model. This allows you to control your costs. You meet with our legal team on dates and times that work for your schedule. We offer on-demand legal services. Work only with Senior Counsel. Get the legal advice you need at a price you can afford.
DIY Legal Coaching Services
DIY Uncontested Divorces
With our DIY services, we draft all legal documents that you need to complete an uncontested divorce including the cover letter to the court under your signature. We do the heavy lifting. You file these completed documents, and nothing more is usually required. After this, the court takes at least three months to issue your divorce order.
DIY Family Court Affidavits
Every court hearing that you attend requires you to file a sworn statement—a document known as an “affidavit”. The affidavit usually is the most critical document generated in a court proceeding. Judges base their decisions on the evidence they receive. The affidavit you prepare is your opportunity to give the judge the evidence needed to secure a favorable decision. Give yourself a legal edge by allowing our Senior Counsel to write that affidavit for you.
DIY Employment Law
Legal fees can be reduced by hiring our senior lawyer as a legal coach on the toughest human rights and termination issues.
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 lawyers as your legal 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 original DIY court. Claimants typically self-represent. Our legal team will work with you “behind the scenes” to prepare your strategy and ensure that you have collected the necessary evidence needed to make your case. Let us help you win your case.
DIY Landlord / LANDLADY / Tenants
Legal fees can be reduced by hiring our senior lawyer as a legal coach. Available for both landlords, landladies and tenants.
DIY Probate Court
Taking a will to probate can be expensive but necessary. Our legal coaches can reduce these costs and help you fill out the courts paperwork.
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.
Traditional Legal Services
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
DIY Legal Coaching
Timely, accessible legal advice
No retainer fees
What You'll Do
Converse with lawyers & courts
Draft court documents to the best of your ability
Book meetings with your legal coach
Self-represent in court
What Legal Coaching Does Not Include
Brookshire Law Office is committed to promoting “Access to Justice” for all Nova Scotians, even those unable to afford traditional legal services. Our DIY model for legal services assists those who prefer to represent themselves in court and better control your legal budget. However, it is essential to understand what our DIY services include: we do not talk to judges, lawyers, or other parties. We do not represent you in court. If you would like traditional legal services, we would be happy to provide you with services at our regular hourly rate.
three steps to DIY success
We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way
Follow these steps to get started with your legal coaching.
Book Your First Appointment
We’ll learn about your situation and immediately start providing legal coaching.
Work With Trial Counsel
Our legal team will help you with the “nuts and bolts” of your legal project. We offer on-demand legal services. Legal advice you need at a price you can afford.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
When you’re ready, you can book your next appointment online, on the telephone or in-person.