Monday, January 7, 2008

Bismarck Mandan Lawyer: How do lawyers calculate their fees?



Depending on the complexity of the issues, the services required, and the degree of experience of the lawyer, fees can be charged in different ways:

  • Billed hourly: charged a rate for the time they spend working for you (e.g. the time spent reading a letter or talking on the phone).

  • Flat Fee: charge a flat rate for a particular matter, usually when they can predict how long the work will take: incorporations, trademarks.

  • Contingency Fee: in some matters, the lawyer's fee will be a stated percentage of the amount of money collected from the lawsuit.

  • Retainer: provide a range of specified services for a fixed monthly or annual fee.

In addition, lawyers will also bill for disbursements such as long distance phone calls, photocopies, document filling fees, experts' reports and travel expenses.

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