Oregon Law Practice Management: Should You Be Charging Flat Fees?

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A recent Business Journal post suggests that the number of clients requesting flat fee arrangements in Oregon has doubled in the past year. Why would clients prefer a flat fee? Certainty – the client knows up front exactly what your services will cost. Budgeting – if the client knows what it’s going to cost, he or she can plan appropriately. Negotiating room – flat fees may offer a client more bargaining room if the lawyer is willing to commit to volume legal services. Learn the ins and outs of these fee arrangements, including the ethical implications of charging a flat fee.

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