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April 11, 2012

When You Need a Lawyer

Legal Fees and Expenses

What billing method do most lawyers use?

The most common billing method is to charge a set amount for each hour of time the lawyer works on your case. More experienced lawyers tend to charge more per hour than those with less experience—but they also may take less time to do the same legal work. In addition, the same lawyer will usually charge more for time spent in the courtroom than for hours spent in the office or library.

>>What billing method do most lawyers use?
>>What are contingent fees?
>>If my lawyer and I agree to a contingent fee arrangement, shouldn't the method of settling my case affect the amount of my lawyer's fee?
>>Is there anything I can do to reduce my legal costs?
>>Can I reduce my legal costs if I get more involved in my case?

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