Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Lawyer’s Fee or Earning

Lawyers are paid for their work in a variety of ways. In private practice, they may work for an hourly fee according to a billable hour structure, a contingency fee (usually in cases involving personal injury), or a lump sum payment if the matter is straightforward. Normally, most lawyers negotiate a written fee agreement up front and may require a non-refundable retainer in advance. In many countries there are fee-shifting arrangements by which the loser must pay the winner's fees and costs. Lawyers working directly on the payroll of governments, nonprofits, and corporations usually earn a regular annual salary. In many countries, lawyers can also volunteer their labor in the service of worthy causes through an arrangement called pro bono (for the common good). Traditionally such work was performed on behalf of the poor, but in some countries it has now expanded to many other causes like the natural environment.
Before adopting the legal profession, one thing must be kept in mind that earning don’t start from day one.  But continuous and regular hardworking can make a lawyer a successful person.  There are legal aid lawyers who specialize in providing legal services to the indigent; legal aid specialists are practically nonexistent.

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