Law Firm Pricing

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Adding Rush Rates for Legal Services

Nothing But the Ruth! | What is the right word for a "drop-everything-and-fix-this" rate? Is it “urgent?” Is it “expedite?”

Ruth Carter - January 3, 2022
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Is It OK to Pay Referral Fees?

In most practice areas, a lawyer’s marketing efforts should focus on generating a strong referral pipeline—from both non-lawyers and lawyers alike. If those efforts are successful, you'll probably need some guidance on referral fees. Here it is.

Roy S. Ginsburg - December 16, 2021
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Checklist for Conducting Your Law Firm’s Year-End Financial Review

Camille Stell | What's in a year-end financial review? Start by documenting cash flow and work your way through this helpful checklist.

Camille Stell - December 3, 2021
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Smart Growth: Tapping Into the Freelance Lawyer Ecosystem

The traditional law firm growth model isn’t the only way to expand capacity. Here are steps for hiring a freelance lawyer.

Dan Lear - June 8, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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