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Practical Fee Considerations
We've talked somewhat about some general fee considerations, but as I have more clients coming in the door (Yay!) I am finding that I'm curious about how to determine what types of fees to use and how much ethical leeway I have to modi…
Good question. I have been letting people come to me for the past couple of years, but since I am trying to grow my practice, I am starting to be more purposeful in my marketing and networking.
Start by talking to the connections you already ha…
We have taken a couple of approaches to tire kickers.
I used to insist on a consultation fee for all clients. This kept the tire kickers away, entirely.
When we moved into our new office, Randall asked me to make the consultation fee discretiona…
For those of you who have their various websites, or logos, or other marketing devices completed and in their final forms, how did you go about putting together the graphics?
I went ahead an contracted with a graphic designer to do my logo, but I …
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
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 …
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
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…
Website Verbiage Ideas
I don't know if anyone else has struggled over this as well, but I am
working on re-working my website, and a big part of that is having it say
what I want it to say.
I put a lot of care into my writing (struggling with word choice, sentence
Local Lawyer Reinvents Himself as Middle-Aged Bearded Man
Local Lawyer Reinvents Himself as Middle-Aged Bearded Man - Bitter Lawyer A Cleveland-area lawyer has successfully reinvented himself as a middle-aged bearded man, according to legal marketing insiders familiar with the matter.
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The Perils of Cuckolding
The Perils of Cuckolding - Bitter Lawyer - Bitter Lawyer
I think it’s high time I get back to sharing some shameful tales over the past year that you’ve missed out on. May as well start off with the worst one. Most of the stories, I’ve told make…