October 19, 2007
Getting paid for your services
As an attorney you were trained in the field of law, but you were not taught how to establish your practice for getting paid for your services. Getting paid for your hard work by putting into place practices to avoid confusion about fees and how you will be compensated for your services will help to avoid resorting to having to collect those fees.
On Wednesday, October 24 from 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., attorneys W. Joseph Edwards, a solo practitioner, and Joseph M. McCandlish of Weltman Weinberg & Reis will present Getting Paid for Your Services—and what to do if you don’t for 3.0 hours of CLE credit.
Mr. Edwards presentation will revolve around establishing practices for being paid such as payment options: hourly rate, flat fee, money up front, retainer, contingency; effectively communicating with clients about billing practices and payment expectations; establishing fee amounts; utilizing contracts for being paid; and knowing when and how to professionally terminate the attorney-client relationship.
On the other hand, Mr. McCandlish will focus his section on what you can do if you are not paid. He will speak about collection considerations such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; the use of litigation to recover compensation due to you by suit including jurisdiction/venue, service, discovery, motion pleadings, resolution; bankruptcy proceedings; and post-judgment executions.
Work smarter, not harder. Register online here, or by phone at 614/221.4112 for event #3761. The cost is $85 prepaid/$100 day of for members, $125 prepaid/$140 day of for non-members and $55 prepaid/$70 day of for paralegals.