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2 Billing Questions

1. If you have your assistant generate subpoenas, and other jd4hire05/12/17
And do you bill for time spent on JDU? jd4hire05/12/17
Only if I'm seeking the answers to complex legal questions o 3lol05/12/17
1) For simple doc gen our contracts w/clients flat rate the vohod05/12/17
If my assistant prepares a substantive document for my revie retard05/12/17
$200 for a paralegal is INSANE. ruralattorney05/12/17
Haha. We bill $200/hr for attorneys on dispositive motions a vohod05/13/17
She's very, very good. She has a particular niche that she i retard05/13/17
jd4hire (May 12, 2017 - 4:15 pm)

1. If you have your assistant generate subpoenas, and other simple pleadings like entries of appearance, do you bill for them? Does it change if your paralegal prepares the subpoena (presumably they are billing for it)?

2. If you re-use certain discovery templates, do you still bill for drafting them?

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jd4hire (May 12, 2017 - 4:15 pm)

And do you bill for time spent on JDU?

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3lol (May 12, 2017 - 4:49 pm)

Only if I'm seeking the answers to complex legal questions of notable import.

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vohod (May 12, 2017 - 4:33 pm)

1) For simple doc gen our contracts w/clients flat rate the task. If a para or associate like me has to do substantive edits we flat rate at a higher amount or some clients want it itemized by 6 min.

2) We try to flat rate the routine stuff, we do NOT bill to "draft" them from scratch, only edits to the form. However, there are instances where you basically need to gut the form and work everything from scratch. This is rare in my practice but common in others.

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retard (May 12, 2017 - 5:31 pm)

If my assistant prepares a substantive document for my review she will bill at $75.00 per hour. If a paralegal does it she will bill at $200.00 per hour. I then will review, revise, change by hand, for which I will bill. The LA will not bill for incorporating the changes but the para might.

Yes you bill based on the amount of time spent changing it. Keep in mind when you change a document to serve a new purpose it has to be reviewed multiple times to make sure all of the necessary changes have been made and to see that it flows well. That's all billable.

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ruralattorney (May 12, 2017 - 10:12 pm)

$200 for a paralegal is INSANE.

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vohod (May 13, 2017 - 12:34 am)

Haha. We bill $200/hr for attorneys on dispositive motions and trials. But I live on the fringer of a tertiary market in the wastelands of America.

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retard (May 13, 2017 - 5:52 am)

She's very, very good. She has a particular niche that she is unrivaled in. She puts out senior associate level work and requires almost no supervision.

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