For the Public

Common Concerns



How Do Lawyers Calculate Fees?

  • You are paying a lawyer for a professional service.
  • There is no set amount of fees to pay for legal services
  • The fees you pay a lawyer may depend on:
    • the experience and skill of the lawyer;
    • the time and effort it takes to complete the work;
    • the difficulty of your case or the nature of the matter;
    • what other lawyers are charging for similar work;
    • the amount of money or property involved;
    • the seriousness of criminal charges; and
    • whether or not you go to court.