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Law Firm Pricing

lawyer hourly rates

Solo and Small Firm Hourly Rates: Winners and Losers, by State and Practice Area

Susan Kostal | The Legal Trends Report is a fount of information for solos and small firms when it comes to benchmarking data like lawyer hourly rates.

Susan Kostal - February 3, 2021
Legal Services

Empathy and Innovation: Highlights from ‘Future of Legal Services’ Panel

Susan Kostal | The pandemic has demanded empathy, flexibility, innovation and, in some cases, increased transparency. The future of legal services delivery demands the same.

Susan Kostal - January 4, 2021
Legal Fees

Don’t Be Afraid to Raise Your Legal Fees

Roy Ginsburg | This is no time to be shy. Clients are never as price-sensitive as you think.

Roy S. Ginsburg - December 8, 2020
attorney fee agreement

Five (More) Things to Consider When Drafting Fee Agreements, Pt. 2

Megan Zavieh | Part 2 of this series on fee agreements addresses why to include terms of termination, liens on recovery, dispute resolution, client obligations, and potential changes in the law.

Megan Zavieh - October 26, 2020
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Everything a Lawyer Needs to Know When Drafting Fee Agreements, Pt. 1

Megan Zavieh | This two-part article addresses nine issues every lawyer should consider when drafting fee agreements for clients.

Megan Zavieh - September 28, 2020
settlement funds

Handling Settlement Funds: A Best-Practices Checklist

Best practices for handling settlement funds starts with a properly written and executed contingent fee agreement. This document should clearly communicate to the client how funds from a settlement check will be disbursed. In the case when a ...

Peggy Gruenke - August 24, 2020

Acing Client Communications: How to Explain an Increase in Your Rates

While clients may not be overjoyed to receive the announcement that their rates are increasing, they are used to receiving such news. So why not make this an opportunity to communicate clearly, accurately and confidently with clients about where ...

Susan Kostal - December 11, 2019
lawyer billing

Getting Paid: The Power of Following Up

What do you say to clients when their bills are way past due? Ruth Carter tries a new tactic.

Ruth Carter - December 5, 2019
subscription-based law firm

We Built an Affordable Subscription-Based Law Firm for Creatives

When Jon Tobin discusses his firm's subscription program, other lawyers are understandably skeptical: “Does it work? How do you make money charging only $95 per month? What if someone keeps calling you?” Here are the answers.

Jon Tobin - December 4, 2019
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Capsized: The Next Law Firms Will Dominate by Selling Subscription Services and Products

Jared Correia predicts that modern law firms will eventually tailor their pricing plans to consumer expectations — it’s merely a question of when.

Jared Correia - September 24, 2019
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