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Increasing Your Fees

Billing Innovation Toolbox

Help for Moving Beyond the Billable Hour

On the Web

You’ll find articles and other information on fees and rate setting at these URLs:

• www.texasbar.com/members/buildpractice/lomp/billrate.htm

• www.abanet.org/litigation/litnews/practice/utmsbackground.html

• www.acca.com/infopaks/taskbasedbill.html

• www.adr-mediate.com/articles-rules_fee_agreements.htm

• www.altmanweil.com/about/articles/archive/article.cfm?articleID=141

• www.cba.org/EPIIgram/sept2001

• www.cobb-consulting.com/docaddedvalue.htm

• www.conferenceboard.ca/csle/utbms/default.htm

• www.connix.com/~garrison/guide.htm

• www.ddisoft.com/taskbase.htm

• www.independentcounsel.com/billrts.html

• www.lawsocnsw.asn.au/profreg/costguide

• www.manhattan-institute.org/MICS_3.pdf

• www.polisci.wisc.edu/~kritzer/research/Law_misc/legalbilling.htm

• www.tloma.on.ca/publications/9802-2.html

• www.utexas.edu/law/faculty/csilver/class/vita.htm#attorney’s%20fees

Books from the ABA Law Practice Management Section

These volumes provide valuable, practical information on fee setting:

Billing Innovations: New Win-Win Ways to End Hourly Billing by Richard C. Reed. 1996.

The Essential Formbook: Comprehensive Management Tools for Lawyers—Vol. II: Fees, Billing and Collection by Gary A. Munneke and Anthony E. Davis. 2001.

Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo Lawyer, 3rd edition, edited by Jeffrey R. Simmons. 2001.

How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay by J. Harris Morgan with Julie M. Tamminen. 1995.

How to Get and Keep Good Clients, 2nd edition, by Jay G Foonberg. 1990.

How to Start and Build a Law Practice, 4th edition, by Jay G Foonberg. 1999.

Strengthening Your Firm: Strategies for Success, edited by Arthur G. Greene. 1997.

Win-Win Billing Strategies: Alternatives that Satisfy Your Client and You, edited by Richard C. Reed. 1992.

Course Materials

• "Task-Based Billing and Other Fee Arrangements for the New Millennium." Course materials from the ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law’s 2001 Annual Meeting program. Available on CD-ROM, these in-depth papers focus on measuring law firm performance, managing outside counsel relationships, and the history and background of task-based billing, plus fee-arrangement proposal documents.