Billing Ethics: Get Paid Faster While Meeting Clients’ Expectations

25 Jul , 2024

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This webinar focuses on ways to capture more revenue by reducing or eliminating non-payment, late payment, reduced payment, or complaints about fees. Clients expect invoices to arrive in a timely manner and to contain sufficient information to describe the services provided, written in a way they can understand. When written from the client’s point of view, invoices can show progress vis-a-vis the expectations set in the engagement letter. We will discuss the ethics related to setting and collecting fees, referencing both the ABA and New York State Rules of Professional Responsibility as well as relevant ethics opinions and articles.

You will learn:

How to meet clients’ pricing and billing expectations

How to discuss billing and pricing with clients 

Procedures for setting and meeting clients’ expectations

How to use payment plans and other options

Modern payment alternatives

The program will include discussion of various ABA Model Rules of Professional Responsibility, New York Rules of Professional Conduct, and ethics opinions governing billing and payments, including:

Communication with clients about billing

Reasonableness of fees and scope of work

Changing fees during representation

Retainer fees

Acceptability of alternative payment methods

Trust accounts and fiduciary duties

Engagement agreements

 

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