Tag Archives: billing

A three-dimensional view of small firm success

The legal profession has reached a point where upheaval is the “new normal.” Certainly large law firms are changing in response to recession, technology and client demands; those firms that don’t change quickly enough, like Dewey & LeBoeuf, are doomed to swift failure. Some wonder if the sole and small firm practitioner will survive this kind of turmoil. The answer is that although big law firms serve the “1 percent” of the corporate world, there is enormous potential for solos and small firms to thrive by serving the “99 percent” of our society.

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Small Minnesota family law firm unveils novel flat-fee approach

Much has been made of the growing efforts by lawyers to "unbundle" their services in an effort to woo clients, asking them to pay for only what they need. Now, a small Minnesota family law firm is taking that concept in an unusual direction by offering flat-fee representation in cases that are often contentious and open-ended: contested divorces.

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Billing problems are communication problems

It can be a difficult problem when a client can pay but does not want to. Such a client may not realize the benefit of the result you achieved, may not understand either the specifics or the value of what you did, or may think the bill was unfair because you charged for things that weren't requested or explained. When this is the case, an unpaid bill is not a collection problem - it's a communication problem.

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