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Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions. (Although posting the answers may result in the questions not being asked so frequently. In which case, maybe we will change this header to AQs one day.)

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218 N. Jefferson St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60661


Jefferson Fulton Building
218 N Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60661

Our Main Office

218 N. Jefferson St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60661


There is no such thing as a stupid question. Actually, there is, but we have not included them here. 

Q: If we are a law firm and ElevateNext is a law firm, aren't we competitors?

Only if you live in yesterday’s world. We are a non-traditional law firm — meaning, our goal is to help our customers — whether law firms or law departments. We know we bring very different skill sets to the table than those in traditional law firms do. We operated in the traditional world for many years (meaning, we understand you), but have been in the non-traditional legal space for so long that we can help you deliver better outcomes for your clients and we can help you figure out how to effectively use ElevateNext and Elevate Services to outsource some of the lower value work that you simply cannot do as efficiently as we can. Since we bring something different to the market than you do, we really aren’t competitors. We like to say we’re friends.

Q: Do I get multiple bills or have to have different engagement letters if my issue will involve both ElevateNext and Elevate?

Do you want separate invoices and engagement letters? Done. Or do you want a seamless arrangement with one engagement letter and a single monthly invoice? Done. Our goal is to accommodate you.

Q: What if we already use Elevate for work in our law department. Why would we need ElevateNext?

You might not. ElevateNext is the bridge that allows everything to be done without worrying about whether something is the “restricted practice of law” or whether certain activities require special supervision or a law license. We can help manage (or handle) litigation and other activities and oversee other lawyers or professionals.  You might not need to use ElevateNext. But you will want to.

Q: Will using ElevateNext mean that we have to fire a bunch of our outside firms?

Nope, you don’t have to fire a bunch or any.  But depending on the work performed by ElevateNext and Elevate, you certainly may be able to reduce firm count, not to mention your total spend.  Our goal is to help you get the most work done for every dollar you spend, and to help you work with your business operations to reduce the demand for legal services. And part of what we can offer is advice on how to get the most out of your firms, or we can work with your firms to achieve the goals you have identified.

Q: Can't I just use one of my existing firms with Elevate instead of using ElevateNext?

You certainly can. In deciding whether that outcome makes sense, ask yourself whether your existing firm will work seamlessly with Elevate to maximize the return to the law department. If it does, you’re good to go.

Q: What if I use another law company or a bunch of different service providers I like. Can I use ElevateNext with them?

Of course you can.  As we said, we play well with others. We have chosen to align with Elevate Services because we believe they are the most effective law company whose mission and people are sympatico with us. But if you are satisfied with your current providers and need an enlightened law firm to work with them, we can do so.

Q: What does it mean that ElevateNext is "powered by Valorem."

The founders of ElevateNext also founded Valorem Law Group. Through our work with Valorem, we developed critical experience using alternative fee arrangements, employing business tools to achieve better outcomes and mastering the art of customer service. We bring all of that experience to ElevateNext. “Powered by” seemed to convey it better than “we’re bringing everything we ever learned to benefit you.”