How To Best Prepare A Client For The Legal Bill

Law360, Los Angeles (August 2, 2016, 1:26 PM EDT) -- Even with a winning outcome or a client savvy about the time-consuming twists that come with complex litigation, a higher-than-expected legal bill can provoke consternation and possibly damage the relationship a law firm has cultivated with a client.

Preparing a client for the costs of your counsel begins as soon as an engagement starts and should continue up until the bill is submitted, experts and veteran litigators say. Here, experts share their advice on laying down the groundwork with clients to make paying the bill as painless as possible.

Give Your Client the Bottom Line Upfront

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