A lawyer has been suspended for two years for charging a client hourly legal fees for both legal and non-legal services, including driving the ailing client and helping him move to a new home.
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With the economy continuing to struggle, solos and small firms should consider an increasingly popular and lucrative model of legal work: unbundled legal services.
Explaining your fees to clients is a common challenge for new attorneys. For lawyers hanging out their own shingle, here is some advice about discussing rates and fees with new clients.
A trial court judge cannot sua sponte cap the legal fees of the parties involved in a divorce case, the New Jersey Court of Appeals has ruled.
In particular, attorneys in practice areas with direct consumer representation, such as family, immigration, criminal and bankruptcy law, are advertising their use of Paypal for fees.
Minnesota counties must pay for lawyers in child protection cases where the parents are indigent, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports .
Even though she argued she was in substantial compliance with the law, a lawyer can’t get her legal fees where she failed to follow the state requirements that clients receive bills at least every 60 days, a New York trial judge has ruled .