How to Avoid Fee Missteps and Make Getting Paid a Reality

Most common to the practice of law are disputes about fees. The attorney may have recourse, but it is often difficult to recover. The problem with fee disputes is they manifest way before the actual dispute. In this CLE we will discuss fee agreements and the planning behind setting fees. We will discuss how to set fees with clients, how to discuss fees with clients, fees vs. retainers, and how to avoid not getting paid after your investment of time on the matter. Following ethical guidelines from the outset of your engagement will also be discussed.

Jenkins Law Library, an accredited provider under the Pennsylvania CLE Board's Rules, will serve as the CLE provider for this course. The course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.0 hour of CLE credit in ethics.

This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.0 hour of total CLE credit in ethics/professionalism.