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Fee-dom of Choice

Do you know your legal service billing alternatives?

This story appears in the April 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Long ago, lawyers mailed bills on letterhead, stating only "Legal services rendered" and a figure. Now, we get much more.

If you'll be billed hourly, ask about time increments. Some firms bill in six-minute increments, while others bill no less than a half-hour, making a five-minute call $50.

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