Firm Overview

Elder Law, Wills and Estate Planning, LGBT Family Law

Main Office

Main
1604 Solano Avenue
Berkeley  CA  94707

Phone
  • (510) 542-2920
Fax
  • (510) 280-2547

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. Initial consultation 30 minutes, by phone or in my office. Visit to client's residence, $150.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Basic Estate Plan package, including Will, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Directives, starts at $750
Review of Client Estate Plan Documents: $150

Hourly Rates

$185 per hour

Office Information

Office Hours

Generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

No. My office is in a shared law office, with office staff greeting clients and answering telephones.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Basic Russian

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

My goal is to provide the assistance the client wants, as long as the client understands what is and is not included in any given representation.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

At this time, Dueker Associates is a single lawyer practice, with assistance from a licensed social worker when that is appropriate for the client.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

I collaborate with the client and with others in all aspects of the work I do, and am always pleased to use mediation or other alternative dispute resolution to assist clients in the most effective and cost-conscious way.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

I serve on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations, and I am an active participant in the community I serve.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

I seek to bring compassion to the challenges we face as we consider the end of life and other life transitions. My experience helps me to educate clients about the choices available to them, and to work with them to achieve their goals.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I was a law professor for a substantial part of my career, and I am committed to helping clients understand the issues that they face, and the choices that are available to them.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

In appropriate circumstances, yes.

Alice Dueker

Established in 2010

At this time, Dueker Associates is a single lawyer practice, with assistance from a licensed social worker when that is appropriate for the client.

License
  • Bar Number: 269994
    California , 2010

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