Welcome to Expat Protection. We are excited that you are interested in joining our Law Firm Network.
Let’s get started with some basic details. Expat Protection is an American based company. Our customers/members come from every country all over the world and are known as expatriates. An expatriate, often shortened to expat, is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than their native country.
Expat Protection provides emergency services and legal protection to our Expat Members where ever they travel. That means, while we are an American based company, we contract with law firms around the world in case one of our Expats needs legal assistance.
It would not be realistic to dispatch an American attorney to every location in the world when one of our Expat Members is in legal jeopardy. And, an American Attorney would generally not be allowed to practice law in a Foreign Country. So naturally we retain local Law Firms to represent our interest abroad.
So, the relationship between your Firm and us, Expat Protection, is that you will represent our interest and Expat Members in your local country.
How it works
We want to give you peace of mind and ensure that you never have to worry about collecting payment. So, we always start by pre-paying you with a retainer.
That retainer is your pre-payment. Any time we assign you any work for Expat Protection, simply bill us at your hourly rate and deduct it from the pre-paid retainer. Once you have used up 50% of your retainer, we will immediately re-load your retainer amount back to 100%. This ensures that you always have pre-payment before doing any work.
Your role as our legal representative is to protect our Expats in your region. If an Expat is in distress of any legal kind, we will contact you with details and assign you to their rescue. After which, just deduct your payment from the pre-paid retainer for services rendered. And as promised, if the retainer reaches 50% we will automatically re-load the retainer back to 100%
Additionally, Working with Expat Protection is very easy and will help you grow your client base. Your Firm will be listed on our website along with contact details; encouraging our members to use your services for their own business and personal needs. While we do not force our Expats to use your services, they are very likely to choose you for any business or personal matters because you are in our network.
When they come directly to you, we only ask that you treat them fair and use your normal published rates. Additionally, some of our Expats hold a special level membership and as such we do require that you give them a special discount off your normal rate. You can see the discount schedule on the retainer and our website.
We are always here to answer any questions you may have, as well as support your Firm as you are our legal representation abroad. If you have additional questions, please contact us. We look forward to you joining our network and a long fruitful relationship.