Is a legal coach the same thing as having a lawyer on retainer?
No, a legal coach doesn’t go on record as your lawyer and they do not require a large retainer. They are fully trained and licensed lawyers that you pay to do discrete tasks that you instruct them to do based on your priorities and budget combined with their advice. Your coach makes sure you have the tools and knowledge you need to competently represent yourself in a legal issue while also supporting you with materials and strategic choices.
Any guidance provided is not covered by solicitor–client privilege, nor is it taking into consideration all of the facts of your matter beyond those in the question. The legal information is specific to British Columbia Law. If you want a more thorough and case-specific analysis of your legal matter, please contact us to arrange a consultation.