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March 18, 2013

When You Need a Lawyer

Legal Fees and Expenses

Is there anything I can do to reduce my legal costs?

Yes, there are several cost-cutting methods available to you. First, answer all your lawyer's questions fully and honestly. It will save time and help your lawyer do a better job.

Remember that the ethics of the profession bind your lawyer to maintain in the strictest confidence almost anything you reveal during your private discussions. It is particularly important to tell your lawyer facts about your case that reflect poorly on you. These will almost certainly come out if your case goes to trial.

>>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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