5 Tips for Keeping Legal Fees Reasonable



1.  Be organized.  Lawyers learn your story from your documents, too.  Keep them organized!

2.  Remember time is money.  Do not use your lawyer for therapy.

3.  Negotiate the fee agreement.  For many things, a “flat fee” is possible.  For others, a “cap” is possible.

4.  Do what you can, when you can, on your own (such as witness contact information and chronologies).

5.  Do not call, email or stop by unless it is genuinely important.  Check in no more than twice per month.