How To Price Legal Services

This is FindLaw's Law Firm Management Center's collection of free articles on How to Price Services. Pricing legal services is a necessary part of running a law firm. Learn about the various ways to analyze and determine the price of your legal services, using market value, flat rates, contingency fees and other methods of valuation. Start your research with FindLaw.
How To Price Legal Services Articles
    • Types of Pricing for Legal Services: Hourly Billing
      Provided by Editorial Staff of FindLaw
      After calculating how much your small law practice needs to make a profit and your reasonable hourly rate, you are ready to consider the available pricing options. There are various ways to price your legal services. This article discusses hourly pricing.

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    • Pricing Legal Services
      Provided by Editorial Staff of FindLaw
      Setting fees for legal services is obviously a major issue to consider, not only when establishing your practice, but throughout the life of your law firm. There are various ways to price your fees. Some methods require heavy calculations, while others simply require you to survey the market to help determine your fees.

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    • Types of Pricing for Legal Services: Contingency Fees
      Provided by Editorial Staff of FindLaw
      After calculating how much your small law practice needs to make a profit and your reasonable hourly rate, you are ready to consider the available pricing options. There are various ways to price your legal services. This article discusses contingency pricing.

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    • Billback Systems Extends Global Cost Recovery Customers
      Provided by Editorial Staff of Billback Systems
      Another Dozen Law Firms Sign with Expense Management Leader

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    • Real Alternatives to the Billable Hour
      Provided by Hugh J. Totten and Founding Member of Valorem Law Group
      Although the billable hour has long been considered the gold standard for law firm fees, the truth is that this is not always a fair or straightforward way to receive compensation.

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    • The Optics of Law Firm Rate Increases
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      A law firm's practice of forgoing the recovery of printing and scanning expenses builds goodwill only if the clients understand the amounts involved.

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    • Types of Legal Services Pricing: Fixed Fee and Retainer
      Provided by Editorial Staff of FindLaw
      After calculating how much your small law practice needs to make a profit and your reasonable hourly rate, you are ready to consider the available pricing options. There are various ways to price your legal services. This article discusses fixed fee and retainer pricing.

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    • Attorney Fees and Disputes
      Provided by David E. Danda of David E. Danda, P.C.
      Disputes regarding legal fees are usually not investigated by the state's disciplinary body. The cost of legal services is generally left to an agreement between the lawyer and the client. Often disputes occur because you and your lawyer have a different understanding about what the attorney fees will be in your case. Written fee agreements are strongly encouraged to avoid misunderstandings. GET A WRITTEN FEE AGREEMENT AND ASK FOR PROMPT BILLINGS.

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    • Hiring a Family Law Attorney: Fee Agreements
      Provided by Editorial Staff of FindLaw
      Fee Tips for Family Law Attorneys

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    • Why a Contingent Fee Agreement is Necessary
      Provided by Robert E. Potrzebowski of Kohn Law Firm S.C.
      Occasionally, a new or prospective client indicates a desire not to sign a formal contingent fee agreement. In most instances, there appears to be a concern that such an agreement somehow obligates the creditor or forwarder to an exclusive relationship, or at least one of a defined time period.

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    • Understanding the Legal Fees Agreement: Consumer Rights
      Provided by Richard Alexander of Alexander, Hawes & Audet, LLP
      Once you have found the "right lawyer," you will want a written fee agreement explaining what you want the lawyer to do, what the lawyer has promised to do for you, and what it is going to cost.

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