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Law Firm Pricing

Pricing
When Potential Clients Ask About Your Fees

In this edition of "Ask the Experts," Legal Marketing Association members Paul Bonner, Stewart Hirsch and Stacy Smith take on the question, "I always have a hard time talking about my fees with potential clients. Do you have any tips?" ... The Editors - September 12, 2013

Fee Tale: This Is Not Your Father’s Client Engagement Agreement

Jared Correia |Client engagement agreements, or fee agreements, are an underused tool in a lawyer's arsenal. Here are 5 smart upgrades

Jared Correia - August 28, 2013
Compensation: Something’s Not Right Here

It was a 40-timekeeper firm with four name partners. For a long time, a senior partner had been giving his top clients massive volume discounts on top of rate discounts, and then staffing his matters with only the most senior staff. He racked up ...

Russ Haskin - March 28, 2013
Abandon the Hourly Chains and Pitch Clients on Your “Why”

Lawyers have been talking about and wrestling with “alternative billing methods” or “alternative fee agreements” for a decade or more. Recently, however, the conversation has shifted to “value billing.” Well, that’s a concept we can get ...

Antigone Peyton - December 4, 2012
Setting a Dollar Value for Your Legal Services

If you read my post on "How Hourly Billing Kills Law Firms," maybe you’ve been inspired to figure out how to price certain legal services based on their value to a client, not the number of hours you spent. Now all you have to do is figure out ...

Antigone Peyton - October 11, 2012
How Hourly Billing Kills Law Firms

Lawyers have been talking about and wrestling with “alternative billing methods” or "alternative fee agreements" for a decade or more. Recently, however, the conversation has shifted to “value billing.” Well, that’s a concept we can get ...

Antigone Peyton - September 25, 2012
Stop Selling Eight-Tracks and Start Unbundling

When was the last time you bought an entire album of music from a single artist? Most of us create playlists with tracks purchased on Apple iTunes from multiple artists and albums. We create exactly what we want to jive with our moods and ...

Stephanie Kimbro - August 27, 2012
Wise Up Before Value Billing

So many say “just do it” when discussing "new normal" pricing strategies in the legal market. The thinking is that you should just pick a number that meets a client’s value proposition and go with it. While the simplicity of this is compelling, ...

Toby Brown - January 5, 2012
Getting the Fee You Deserve

It happens to every lawyer—although hopefully not too often. You propose or quote a fee to a client or prospective client and are greeted with a response such as “I can’t afford it” or “How can you have the nerve to charge that?” When that ...

Bob Denney - March 29, 2011
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