06 Jan 2018
The first concern that any client has is “how much is this going to cost me?” When you hire a lawyer, you may be hit with sticker shock and cannot understand how one lawyer may charge on one end of the spectrum and another lawyer charges on the other end for what appears to be the same work. Currently in Nevada, the hourly rates for lawyers range from approximately $250 to approximately $600 per hour. If you view yourself as a consumer, how can you confidently compare hourly rates?
10 Jul 2016
Any amount of time listening to a radio, watching television or searching for business law websites will lead you to an advertisement for Legal Zoom. A cursory review of Legal Zoom’s website may be enough to tell you how it differs from a real lawyer who provides real legal advice. The disclaimer on the bottom of the website states:
So the question becomes, when you are looking to start, grow or protect a business, would you utilize the services of a company that essentially disclaims any ability to provide you with legal services? Further review of the Legal Zoom website will tell you that for $23.99 per month you can have access to a “real” attorney. For that fixed fee, you will get, “… unlimited 30-minute consultations on new business and personal legal matters for one low monthly rate.” When I first started practicing law, I received the sage advice concerning legal fees, “You get what you pay for.”