ALTERNATIVE FEE ARRANGEMENTS
Make your services more affordable, accessible and transparent to low-and moderate-income clients with alternatives to the traditional billable hour. Examples include fixed or flat fees, contingency fees and fee-shifting.
Pricing Toolkit for attorneys seeking to serve low- and moderate-income clients (Chicago Bar foundation and Justice Entrepreneuers Project, 2016)
ABA Commission on Billable Hours Report (2001-2002)
White Paper on Alternative Litigation Finance filed with the ABA House of Delegates (ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, December 27, 2011)
Compensation Models: Moving Away From The Billable Hour (PowerPoint slides from Trevor Clarke, Director, Chicago Bar Foundation Justice Entrepreneurs Project)
Let's Kill the Billable Hour (John Lax)
What’s it like to run a practice where you do not charge your clients? Some lawyers rely on fee shifting to expand access to those who may not otherwise be able to afford legal services.
Alternative fee arrangements: A primer American Bar Association, June 23, 2013)
The Billable Hour Is Dead. Long Live . . . ? (ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division GPSOLO, January/February 2013)
Embrace Alternative Fee Arrangements; Kill the Billable Hour (Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, April 27, 2017)