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Archives for December 2010
Credit Card Payments
Graham asked me about taking credit card payments. I have been using PayPal
for this for a few years, now.
PayPal charges you based on your monthly income. Here is PayPal's merchant
The Paperless (Law) Office
Instead of trying to post a summary of the webinar, here are the written materials I put together on the paperless office. It should cover most of the things we talked about today. (Note: The contact information on these is two years out of date; pl…
Flat fees in Domestic Relations
Dear Sam and Group,
I practice in Cleveland, Ohio and primarily focus on domestic relations
matters and criminal law cases. Having practiced for more than 30 years, I
have read the literature on flat fee billing and value billing in divorce
Perhaps this is too personal a question, or something that differs immensely
from practice to practice, but I am trying to determine what balance people
keep in their business accounts as a floor (or minimum). I'm finding that
due to clients n…
2010 Flat Fee Experiment
Until recently, I have given most clients the option to pay me by the hour, even if I also quoted them a flat fee. No more. It just doesn't make sense. In my debt collection defense cases, for example, I usually charge 20-30% (with minimums) as a fl…
I am intrigued by the flat-fee concept every time I hear/see you discuss it. My practice is limited to family law and guardianship/conservatorship.
In the guardianship/conservatorship area, it's simple enough to set a flat fee. In family …
Jen brought up forms, and I thought I would share my decidedly low-tech approach.
Those who read Lawyerist probably know I have a low opinion of most software. Whenever possible, I prefer procedural solutions to technological ones. So my forms "da…