The Law Office of Jacob T. Arthur

We are a completely internet based virtual law office providing comprehensive small business and estate planning legal services at the client's convenience.

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Firm Overview

We believe convenience to the client comes first!

We know your time is valuable. By choosing the Law Office of Jacob T. Arthur you will receive quality service for all of your small business and estate planning needs, all on your schedule. There is no need to take time off work or away from your family for an appointment at a law firm. We can handle all of your needs through our secure, online office. Because we are completely mobile, we are available at your convenience. After all, you are the client!

Why we are different:

Our law firm is completely user friendly. We utilize technologies that allow us to respond quickly and give you the most relevant information and perspectives on your legal issue. This technology allows us to offer you a full range of traditional legal services, as well as "limited" or "unbundled" services. We pride ourselves on working with you to determine the best way to address your legal needs by using our online platform and technology to provide you with affordable legal services.

Through our secure Client Portal, you to have direct, 24/7 access to your documents and correspondence. Having you, the client, be an active participant in your legal matter helps us be better equipped to serve you and enhances the attorney-client relationship. You will know where your matter stands when we do.

Above all else, by utilizing our secure online system, we strive to save you time and money. Our goal is to provide residents and businesses of North Carolina excellent legal services in a timely and efficient manner.
Main Office

Main Office
www.jacobarthurlaw.com
Raleigh  NC  27615

Phone
  • (919) 395-4925
Fax
  • (919) 573-0327
Business
Our focus is to assist small business owners by allowing them to work with us on their schedule. We use technology to provide comprehensive services at the client's convenience.
Every business will, at some point, need the services of a lawyer. So, how can a virtual practice best assist the small business owner?

Time:

I know several small business owners who are specifically around my age, 35 and under. These guys and gals work very hard and spend the majority of their time working to grow their businesses. Time is something in short supply for these folks. Every minute is valuable and can mean earning a dollar or losing one. These folks don't have an office full of people handling paperwork, answering the phone, taking orders, giving quotes, etc. They are the brains and the muscle of the business. Their time is precious.

A lawyer operating a virtual office, like myself, can be accessible and available to the client 24/7. The virtual practitioner can tailor his service to the client's time constraints, not the other way around. In order to assist my client, I really only need a phone, computer, internet connection and a printer. This is all the brick and mortar law offices need. We can do the same work, but the virtual office practitioner can do it without the receptionist, legal assistant, and associates.

Efficiency:

A virtual law office also is a great conduit of efficiency for the small business owner. Imagine you are a small business owner who has a legal issue come up. You have a few free minutes, so you call your lawyer at his or her brick and mortar office. You get the receptionist, who transfers you to the attorney's legal secretary, who asks if you would like to leave a voice mail.

Now imagine you call your attorney who operates a virtual office, and he answers the phone. Or if you're really strapped for time you email him a quick note when you have a second, he gets it and can immediately respond or can call you when it's convenient for you, say after dinner. Or schedule to meet you at a time and place of your choosing.

You need a contract drafted. Your attorney, the one with the virtual office, communicates with you via email through a secure client portal on his web site. You get him the information he needs when you have time and he prepares the contract and makes it available for you in your personal account to retrieve at your convenience. He also invoices you through your account and you pay via a secure platform on the web site.

Costs:

Since we just talked about efficiency, let's translate that into costs to the small business owner. Above, I described the web you may have to get through just to speak with your attorney at the brick and mortar office. Let's not forget those folks don't work for free. There's also the lease on the building, power to keep the lights on, refreshments for conferences, etc., etc. Somebody's got to cover the costs of all that. Who do you think is helping cover the costs?

A virtual law practice really has minimal overhead. Like I said above, a phone, a computer and a printer can do just about everything we need. Less overhead equals less markup. I don't think I'm giving away any trade secrets, but I guess I could bill you to take time out of your day and come in to answer questions for me so I can draft that contract I talked about above? Or I can post the questions to you in your account and you can email the answers back to me when you have time. This way will probably save both time and money? I'm just not sure? Actually, I'm positive it will save time and money, both of which the small business owner is extremely protective of.

Personal Service:

I put this last, not because I believe it's the least important, but rather because I believe it's very important and I want you to leave this post with it fresh in your mind.

Time, efficiency, and costs savings can make up for many deficiencies, but deficient personal service can ruin the attorney-client relationship. I believe small business owners want an attorney who believes in their business as much as they do. They are empowered by a attorney who wants the business to succeed as much as they do. Personal service and attention can do wonders to ease the minds of a small business owner, especially when legal issues arise.

As stated above, having a virtual office allows the attorney to be as accessible as he wants to be for the client. If I'm asked when I'll be in my office, my response is easy: "I'm always in my office." As long as I have my phone or access to my computer, I'm available to my clients.

Please let me know if you have any questions. You can check out my virtual law office at The Law Office of Jacob T. Arthur. Feel free to call or email. Like I said, "I'm always in my office."
Estate Planning
We provide comprehensive estate planning and probate services utilizing our virtual law platform to respond to your needs quickly and efficiently.
As an internet based law firm, we can provide the client with a variety of options for all of their estate planning and probate needs.

We offer traditional full service representation, as well as unbundled legal services for a flat fee. Unbundled legal services are documents that are available for purchase for a flat fee. An example would be a client who wishes to have a will drafted. He or she may purchase the will through our web site. The client provides answers through the guided questioner which generates a will. This will is then reviewed by the attorney and uploaded for the client to download at their convenience.

However, if you're more comfortable with a traditional relationship with your attorney, we are happy to work with you in a traditional relationship as well.

Please do not hesitate to call or email us if you have any questions. And please visit our firm at www.jacobarthurlaw.com
Landlord and Tenant
We aim to provide landlords and tenants with efficient and fair outcomes in their disputes.
We represent both landlords and tenants in a variety of disputes. Our goal is to reach speedy and equitable resolution to the issues faced by the parties.

If you're not sure what your rights or legal needs may be, we offer legal advice by phone and email for a flat fee. Visit our web site at www.jacobarthurlaw.com to find out how it works.
Probate
We aim to provide clients with efficient and affordable services to settle their probate issues.
The death of a loved one is a difficult time. The processes for dealing with the legal aftermath can make it all the more difficult.

We are here to help. We will work with you to marshal the assets, pay debts, and distribute assets and close the estate.

Please contact us to see how we can help.

Jacob T. Arthur

License
  • Bar Number: 45359
    North Carolina , 2013
Education
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College
    B.A. Justice Studies (cum laude) , 2005
  • Elon Unversity School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2009
    Member of the Charter Class

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