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  • Graham Martin
    Practical Fee Considerations
    Hi Friends, 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…
    Graham Martin 1 view 1 comment Most recent by samglover
  • samglover
    Tire Kickers
    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…
    samglover 1 view 1 comment Most recent by samglover
  • samglover
    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 fee chart: [image: ?ui=2&view=att&th=1268f4c221fa…
    samglover 1 view 5 comments Most recent by Allison Shields
  • Patricia Buss
    Flat fees
    Sam, 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 …
    Patricia Buss 1 view 7 comments Most recent by Larry Rose
  • 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 cases an…
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  • samglover
    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…
    samglover 1 view 4 comments Most recent by Steph Kimbro

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