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Old 08-28-2012, 06:29 PM
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Yes 1200 is a typo. We both had our own lawyer.
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A belated Welcome to the Forum.:)

Did you get an answer from the LSUC? Did your lawyer supply you with itemized invoices?
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I just sent my lawyer one last email outlining the problems with her charges and at the same time have requested more detail. We will see what response I get to that.
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how many days was your trial?
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It was a 3 day trial. The prep charge on the invoice is over $13000 and she said she planned for a 2 day trial? Im confused.
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I just sent my lawyer one last email outlining the problems with her charges and at the same time have requested more detail. We will see what response I get to that.
Any news yet?
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Hi caranna. Nothing yet and only adds to the frustration.
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I assume she's read it by now and if you were concise, clear and polite (even if you don't feel she deserved it!), she should answer within 24 hours.

When disputing fees, you need to get this matter dealt with as soon as possible. If LSUC hasn't been satisfactory, you may need to get advice from another lawyer about those legal fees.
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Were you given any interim statements or just handed a large bill?

[I don't know why people do not insist on monthly or bi-weekly bills from their lawyers.]

Did you only recently come to the conclusion that the lawyer was incompetent and overcharging you (after you received the bill)?

You really can't do much until you get the bill and know what you are disputing.

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Some lawyers get paid by way of "advances" on their cases from the law firms who employ them. Sometimes lawyers are "overdrawn" on their advances from their employers. Some lawyers even have to go to high-risk lenders to get loans on their accounts receivables of long-term cases (particularly injury lawyers). I have a friend who made a pile of money lending money to lawyers at high interest rates.

Lawyers, when challeneged on their bills, have to provide pretty convincing evidence of the work they have done on a particular case. Once you start an action against your lawyer you will likely be offered a settlement.

I heard of a woman who was going through a divorce and who had a lawyer who sat and did her nails every time they met. This lawyer sent 15 letters on the client's behalf, never attended court, and billed 25,000.00. They met 5 times. The woman ended up having to pay 3200.00 which is a far cry from 25 k. If the lawyer is wearing Armani you've probably got a problem.
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