We need new solutions for the delivery of legal services both for consumers and lawyers themselves.
Limits of traditional legal services and the billable hour are obvious. It’s prohibitively expensive. If you’re selling your time instead of your services, it’s hard to make those services affordable while meeting your own financial needs with a reasonable workload. With plenty of unmet legal need, the critical question is how to provide services more efficiently, in compliance with ethics rules as they may evolve. The resources below can help you get started.
Alternative Legal Services
Again, check for updates to Mass BBO ethics articles here in addition to the following:
- The Ethics of Charging and Collecting Fees (Mass BBO, 2015)
- Flat Fees: A Three-Dimensional View (Mass BBO, 2018)
- An Exception that Proves the Rule: Fee Sharing with Nonlawyer Qualified Legal Assistance Organizations (Mass BBO, 2015)
- Financing Litigation: A Lawyer’s Duties When a Client Seeks Financial Assistance (Mass BBO, 2020)
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Lawyers, law students, and judges in Massachusetts can discuss concerns with a law practice advisor, licensed therapist, or both. Find more on scheduling here.