Attorney FAQ

The most common questions attorneys ask

FAQs

What does JFM require from Attorneys in order to join the JFM Network?

When an attorney asks to join the JFM network, we check the attorney’s license status, as well as disciplinary and administrative history. Every JFM network attorney must be in good standing with all of the states to which they have been admitted to practice law. In addition, we check to see if the attorney has been publicly disciplined. We will not process applications from attorneys who have been disciplined within the last four years or have two or more public sanctions. In addition, we regularly check all attorneys in the network and will remove attorneys who have been disciplined by the bar since joining.

Do I have to pay to be on the JFM website or part of the JFM Network?

No, JFM provides an online network of Attorneys, free of charge, to assist clients in their research for legal representation. There is no charge to join the JFM network. Your marketing profile is included in our directory as a courtesy and you may set your own rates and there are no quotas, minimums, or commitments. If you want to make a change to your online profile, you can simply email us at any time.

What States does JFM operate in?

Currently, we can offer a line of credit to clients who reside in one of the following 24 states, However, we are expanding all the time so please reach out if you don’t see your state on the list.

  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Nebraska
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Do I have to pay when a new client contacts me through the JFM website?

No, as mentioned above, our network of Attorneys  is a courtesy we offer to our attorneys and clients, and there is not a charge for being included in the JFM website.

What do I do when I receive the email from a client that has matched with me on the JFM website?

You can simply contact the client using the information they provided for you in the email.

Can I still charge an initial consultation fee?

Yes, if consultation fees are part of your standard practice. You should bill your JFM client as you would any other client. However, unless that client is approved for a line of credit from JFM, you cannot send JFM the invoice for funding.

Does JFM fund my retainer?

No. JFM only funds invoices for work that has been completed within the previous 60 days of the invoice date. Since invoices are for work that is completed, there is no need for trust accounting with JFM clients.

What if my client has a criminal case?

JFM will fund most minor infractions and misdemeanors, including some low-level felony issues such as DUIs.  In most cases, regardless of the creditworthiness, a coapplicant will be required.

How quickly will I get paid?

Most invoices are paid electronically in 5-7 business days.  If electronic payments cannot be accepted, please allow a minimum of 14 days for payments to be mailed.

Can I submit past due balances for clients who have closed cases with me?

No. However, on a case-by-case basis, if you have a current client who has a past due balance and wants to use JFM because they cannot afford to pay invoices for future work, we are happy to evaluate them for a line of credit.

Can I have a client apply for Justice For Me credit after they have a closed case with me?

No, we don’t finance closed cases. We can only fund invoices for current work.