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One More Reason to Flat Fee: Getting Paid

October 16, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

A recent decision by a New York court, rejecting a law firm’s breach of contract claim to recover $2.3 million in legal fees from a client highlights both the importance of a detailed written representation agreement and yet another reason to consider adopting flat fees. According to the New York Law Journal, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres […]

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Breaking the First Commandment of Legal Billing

June 25, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.  This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Denise Nichols  When I started my law practice a few years ago, I was certain that inscribed on some ancient legal manuscript were the words “Thou Shalt […]

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Why I don’t charge a “trial fee”

June 23, 2014 by Carolyn Elefant

This post is part of the MyShingle Solos summer series which will run between June 17 and July 3, 2014.   This post is written by MyShingle Guest Blogger Alex Freeburg  I am a criminal defense attorney and I don’t charge a trial fee. Most attorneys in my area do. The standard procedure is that the […]

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Is SimpleLegal A Step Forward or Back on the Way to the Future of Legal Billing?

August 6, 2013 by Carolyn Elefant

TechCrunch reports that there’s a new law technology on the block: SimpleLegal, a company that employs a  machine learning to read, understand and ultimately reduce legal bills.  As TechCrunch describes:  All a customer has to do is ask their law firm to copy SimpleLegal on each invoice, and then the magic starts to happen. SimpleLegal’s […]

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