When New Lawyers (and a Few Old) Leave Money On The Table For All the Wrong Reasons

If I hear one more lawyer tell me they referred out a case to another lawyer ‘just because’ and maybe that lawyer will send something their way down the road, I want to scream, ‘You are leaving money on the table.’ Do you not understand what a referral fee is? Do you not understand the value of this fee to provide you some financial stability for your practice?

How Creative Can You Get When Financing Law School Tuition Before It Impacts Your Admission To The Bar?

“Meet the law graduate who used SUGAR DADDIES she met online to finance her entire $50,000-a-year education.” This is the headline that made all the rounds last week. It’s provocative and created a lot of conversation. We posted the article on our Facebook page (- join us!) but reserved opinion because we wanted to see what our friends would say. Now it’s our turn.

How Can I Compete on Value? Every Client Shops on Fees.

Every time a client makes the decision to retain a lawyer, they weigh the fee against the value of your services. If your fee is too high relative to the (perceived) value they will receive, they are not going to retain you. Therefore, if you don’t have a compelling value proposition, you must reduce your fee in order to get the client to retain you. And no lawyer really wants to do that, right? Because then you are competing based upon fees (cost proposition) and that is a losing game. So, what do you do?

Writing Killer Contracts (For Yourself and Your Clients) – Faculty Announcement – Melody Kramer

Melody A. Kramer is a veteran trial lawyer and activist for positive change in the legal profession (making lawyers useful again). She has handled business litigation in state and federal courts in California and other jurisdictions for over 20 years, as well as negotiating and drafting business contracts collectively worth over $20M. She will be teaching a course on “Writing Killer Contracts (for yourself and for your clients).”

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