New Trend? Drive-Through Law Office
Posted Oct 23, 2007 9:32 AM CST
By Martha Neil
A vacant Mississippi bank will soon offer an unusual feature when it is converted to a five-employee law office: drive-through.
“People will be able to drive through and drop off payments or documents and not have to get out of their cars,” says state Rep. John Reeves. He is renovating the bank building at an estimated cost of $300,000, and plans to house his law office there as of Jan. 1, reports the Clarion-Ledger.
The idea of a drive-through law office also has occurred to others: A Humorix column last year anticipates a fictional "Stop 'N Sue" franchise that "hopes to make filing for a lawsuit as easy as picking up a hamburger." And a California transactional lawyer this year launched DriveThruLegal.com, as a press release details. However, his Web law office, which caters to California business entrepreneurs, appears to apply the drive-through concept figuratively rather than literally.