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Young Lawyers Conference

A Conference of the Virginia State Bar.

Professional Development Series

These programs aim to assist you in planning your career from making long term plans to how to adapt and behave in a professional setting. Receive advice from successful young lawyers and seasoned practitoners that will set the building blocks to a fulfilling career. If you are interested in contributing content, contact Chris Fortier at


Charging and Getting Your Fee


Have you ever wondered about pricing your services and actually collecting what you charge? Join an experienced solo practitioner and hear her tips on providing exceptional customer service while keeping the lights on.



Faculty: Mary L.C. Daniel, The Daniel Group, Winchester, Virginia




2:00 - Who deals with billing?


4:10 - Charging Your Fee


4:56 - Reasonable Fees


7:07 - Contingency Fee Reasonable?


8:29 - Get a Written Fee Agreement


10:24 - Describing What You Are Doing


13:00 - Trusting Your Gut


15:27 - Getting Paid


18:25 - Pro Bono Management


19:15 - Billing Management


20:00 - Fee Dispute Service


21:45 - Fiduciary Compensation


22:45 - Termination of Representation


24:15 - Disengagement Letters


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