Handling Legal Concerns
By BuildMyBiz on September 15th, 2012
It makes good business sense to know how to handle legal issues that impact your business. Not all legal matters require a lawyer, but they do require understanding. Sometimes the best way to protect yourself and your business is to know where to go for assistance.
- Consumer’s Guide To Legal Help On The Internet
Links to an American Bar Association’s (ABA) guide on legal help for the consumer.
- ABA Lawyer Referral Service
Lists lawyers in your state who are prepared to help you.
- Your State Bar Association
Links to the American Bar Association’s guide to finding bar associations in your state.
- Fees and Expenses
Explains the importance of negotiating legal fees when first visiting a lawyer. You have a right to know how you will be charged, how much the case is likely to cost, and when you have to pay. Additionally, it is important to get a fee agreement in writing. Typical fee arrangements include: hourly fees calculated by multiplying the amount of hours an attorney works on your case by an agreed upon hourly rate, a fixed predetermined rate for the attorney’s work, and a percentage of any judgment amount awarded to you.
Explains arbitration, which provides a quicker and less expensive method to resolving disputes.
- Plain English Guide To Contracts
Offers a simple, easy explanation about contracts.
- Hiring A Lawyer FAQs
Shares answers to commonly asked questions about hiring a lawyer.
- SCORE Legal Questions
Provides legal questions regarding business and answers by the SCORE organization.
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