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Getting Paid Ethically [LGE 058]

Lawyers Gone Ethical

Release Date: 04/30/2019

A struggle for all law practices is getting paid. Even when you think you have a clear fee agreement, without effective communication and ease of payment, you may well find yourself with mounting receivables. 

Today Megan Zavieh shares tactics to help you avoid those “I’ll pay you when’s…” and how to maintain a stress-free relationship with your clients. To learn more about making payments easy for your clients, tune into this episode of Lawyers Gone Ethical. 

Show Highlights: 

  • Collecting receivables as a solo lawyer 
  • Making it easy for your clients to pay you 
  • Basics about credit cards for lawyers 
  • Using automated reminders for billing
  • Requiring upfront payments 
  • Creating a buffer to ensure you get paid 
  • Executing clear communication with the client to protect both parties 
  • Having a written contract & what to include
  • Making sure your fees can be justified
  • Keeping detailed records of your work and time 
  • Addressing non-payment early in the relationship 

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Links to Resources: 

Billing and Getting Paid Ethically
 
How Law Firms Are Getting Paid in 2019
 
How Lawyers Get Paid Faster