Please take a moment to read about our mission.
Almost every person, business and organization will, at one time or another, need the services of a lawyer. Each will chose an attorney that they likely do not know, assume they will be well represented, and that their issue will be resolved satisfactorily for a reasonable amount of money. What few will suspect, and what we want to tell you, is that the deck is stacked against you.
On their websites, attorneys represent themselves as knowledgeable and competent, yet you have only their word that they are experts in their advertised fields. There is no objective way to confirm that they will do a good job, to foresee whether they will lead you down the right path, or to know whether they will bill you too much.
There is an inherent conflict of interest in the attorney/client relationship predicated on the attorney’s billings. Attorney’s bills are based on the honor system. The more work an attorney does on a client’s matter and the longer that work takes, the more hours the attorney bills the client and the more money the attorney makes. This leaves the legal consumer in the precarious position of having to evaluate the attorney’s work and the attorney’s bills with no basis for valuation.
So, what to do about it?
You’ve got options. Having the Center for Legal Practice Reform in your corner to help you navigate the attorney/client relationship will level the playing field between you and your attorney.