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Axess Legal Corp: The True Story of A Dream Come True

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” ― Thomas A. Edison

Disclaimer: My personal association with Axess Legal Corp is from 2008 to 2011. I am not professionally associated with Axess Legal Corp from 2011 to 2012.

Axess Legal Corp: How it all began
The founding of Axess Legal Corp has an interesting background story to it. It was in August 2008 that my husband Sanand Ramakrishnan took a decision that changed the course of our lives once and forever. It also came about unexpectedly that the founding of Axess Legal Corp coincided with a personal tragedy that happened to me. A grief stricken person is hardly a good support when a new venture begins but I believe that though I was grief stricken, I gave my best possible support to Sanand while he was focused on establishing ALC. 

To be honest, it was the toughest of times back then and there were days when I looked into the future without hope because I knew we had taken a big step forward at a very difficult time. All we could do was to believe God would take us forward with this big step and bless our endeavors because our intentions were always noble and good than commercial or profit-oriented.

Let me tell you this honestly: Sanand and I are good, honest human beings who have never planned out life by calculating the profit and wealth part of it. The two of us truly believe that we work exceptionally hard and in the best honest way possible and therefore, God has and will continue to provide us with what we need and not necessarily provide for our greed. Hope you get the drift of what I am saying. :D

We also believe in going with the unexpected and the two of us are intuitively tuned into the present. This has its share of big risks involved. But let's see it this way: we have one life to live and what's the fun if we don't take risks huh?

Axess Legal Corp: A Dream Come True
Coming back to what I was saying, Axess Legal Corp began on a dream. I am proud to say that Sanand and his colleague and ALC Partner, Rajeev held endless discussions on what they wanted to bring forward by working on this dream. They were also very open to my ideas. In fact, the very name 'Axess Legal Corp' was chosen by Sanand and Rajeev from a list of names that I had drawn up. It gives me great honor and pleasure that they chose and liked this name. And that is my only 'tangible' contribution to Axess Legal Corp so far. Within months, Axess Legal Corp had a new member too and that's  Arun Francis, who is another good friend and colleague of both Sanand and Rajeev.  Officially, Axess Legal Corp began functioning from Arun's High Court chambers. But do you know what the most interesting part was? None of this had been planned. It evolved like the will of God. It continues to evolve to reach better heights by God's Will and Grace.

Being spiritual also helped us to work on what we wanted from this dream called Axess Legal Corp. The dream was to make access to law easy, convenient and affordable to those who were struggling to get access to justice. The dream was not to mint money off clients, get postponements one after the other and deliver shoddy work and charge exorbitantly.  The dream continues to grow strong.

Axess Legal Corp: Launched in 2008 without any marketing gimmicks
So, in August 2008, Axess Legal Corp came into being without fanfare, pomp or any kind of showy celebrations. We did it low key because we believe that finally it is the results that speak and not the pomp, the show or even the marketing. If you aren't able to deliver the result, there's really no point of showcasing anything at all. Maybe our approach would be a nightmare to those who are legal marketers but this worked very well for us because our down to earth approach won Axess Legal Corp tremendous trust and good will from within the legal industry and the legal network itself. 

Right from the beginning, we were clear about the following:

1. Axess Legal Corp would not involve in any matters that involved any kind of shady deals. Trust me, this is a core value ALC has adhered to despite many 'interesting' offers that came their way at the start. We believe in working hard and working honestly even if it means struggling during the initial years.

2. No client would be charged unfairly or exorbitantly just because he/she had the purchasing power to be charged high. Whatever fees were charged would be made clear from the start and not towards the end wherein a client is left with no choice but to somehow cough up the fees. Transparency in charging became a core value so that it enabled clients to trust ALC. This again won ALC respect among the early clients who were used to being 'overcharged' at every phase of the legal process.  

3.  Being accountable and honest to client is another core value. If a matter looks most unlikely to win, there would be no false promises made, no marketing gimmicks, everything is communicated to the client up front so that if he/she still wants to go through the whole legal process, then we take it forward after having thoroughly briefed the client.

Axess Legal Corp opens 2nd New Office on 10th May 2012
On May 10, 2012, Axess Legal Corp opened it's second new office. The date itself was unplanned because the construction related work was going on in the new office but it happened on a Thursday which has always been a blessed 'Sai' day for Sanand and myself and best of all, it happened to be Sanand's 35th birthday - another important milestone in his life and career.

God's Omnipresence in a Law Office? Impossible to believe!
Today, for the first time, I visited the new office. It felt like a dream. The new Axess Legal Corp office looks beautiful as it did when we first dreamt of it and discussed it during those tough, hard days when we had no idea how it would eventually evolve. I felt so emotional as I went through each room of Axess Legal Corp's new office and how tastefully it was furnished and beautifully laid out. The atmosphere is so positive, welcoming and it's the kind of place that inspires trust and respect in those who drop by to visit. 

I felt tears in my eyes because the Dream of Axess Legal Corp that had begun to fly at a very difficult, tragic period in my life  has evolved so beautifully. Yes, it has taken years of hard work, integrity and lot of pain to make this happen. But more than anything, it teaches me to trust the Will of God. Today, if I had to say one clear thing about Axess Legal Corp is that it has God's abundant grace and love. You can actually feel it when you step inside. And perhaps I would like to believe no other law office would have God's omnipresence resonating there as it does in ALC. :D

When your values are made of solid gold and your dream is ideal, everything in the Universe comes together to make it happen for you. Many people - friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and others - also support you to make it happen. 

Most importantly, God steps in to do the unexpected for you because after all, when you are working with honesty and integrity to help others who are in distress, you are accidentally choosing to do God's work. 

Comments

R. Ramesh said…
hey i am so happy to have read this post yar..real touched..u r a wonderful couple and my best wishes always with u guys...heyy btw..i may be in delhi august..hope to catch ya..

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