Eye Opener

Filed under:Heh,Miscellaneous — posted by Anwyn on July 20, 2007 @ 6:20 pm

Did you know the ins and outs of how big-firm attorneys charged?

I didn’t either.

[Reform toward flat-fee or contingency representation is] good for the client, certainly: no more $200 phone calls that last only 5 minutes (but which get billed in 15- and 30-minute increments). No more charges for an attorney to attend a firm-wide half-hour meeting wherein numerous cases are discussed in one-sentence summaries, with each of those clients being billed for the attorney’s full half-hour.

It’s good for the legal system, too. Nothing brings on superflous, unnecessary motion practice like a corporate attorney’s representation of a client with deep pockets.

Yowza. I guess I’m fortunate that so far my dealings with attorneys (as opposed to friends who are attorneys) have been limited to two specified services for two flat fees.

Bonus Venom: Heh.

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  1. Unless you’re a Gitmo detainee, in which case a big-firm lawyer is at your beck and call for free!

    (See-Dub climbs off hobby horse)

    Comment by See-Dub — July 21, 2007 @ 10:33 pm

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