Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Attorneys' Fees - Hourly Fees

Students often have not considered that lawyers in the private practice of law are in the business of selling legal services for a fee. They are generally aware that lawyers charge fees, but have given little consideration to how that might work and its implications.  In class, I raise the issue about the practical necessity of having legal representation to assist one in navigating the civil justice system  This starts off with discussing the lawyers' fees.  I encourage students to be informed consumers of legal services and to be upfront in inquiring about fees. Lawyers are not shy about discussing fees - they should not be shy either.  I use the following videos as examples:

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