On this edition of The Legal ToolKit, brought to you by Catuogno Court Reporting, host Jared Correia, Law Practice Management Advisor with Mass. LOMAP, welcomes Attorney Chiara Urbani LaPlume and Attorney Audrey Heidt, both co-chairs of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Committee, to take a look at setting fees, through the lens of the new Women’s Bar Association series of “fee circles”, that focus on the issue. Among other topics, Jared, Chiara and Audrey cover how to start the conversation about fees, whether to charge consultation fees and/or retainers and, of course, how to establish rates, including when to reassess and reduce rates, as necessary.
There are important benefits for trial lawyers using a deferred compensation plan when it comes to their contingent fees. How does it work and are there any restrictions for plaintiff attorneys who want to structure their fees? Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen is joined by co-host Doug Merritt and special guest, nationally recognized tax attorney Robert W. Wood from the firm of Wood & Porter in San Francisco, to discuss the requirements and answer the questions that could help trial lawyers manage their incomes.
California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), contingency fees and binding arbitration are just a few of the issues facing California’s consumer attorneys. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host Chad Weinstein as they discuss these important topics and their real life effects, with Attorney Ray Boucher, President Elect of Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and partner at Kiesel Boucher & Larson, LLP. We’ll also discuss the history and role of the CAOC and their continuing fight for consumers’ rights.