The majority of time spent practicing law is (or ought to be) spent outside the courtroom. In the role as legal counselor, the attorney must help the client understand and respond to chaos.
Even when courts and government agencies are not involved, the way a person conducts affairs in a time of crisis is tremendously important.
Because crisis can strike any time, the attorney must be available on weekends, holidays, and even in the middle of the night. Even for individuals who already have legal counsel, the consulting opinion of another professional may calm the tides and free the trial attorney to focus on developing the courtroom case while the consultant guides the client through day-to-day affairs.