Our goal is to provide NALFA members with the tools, resources, and opportunities to promote their expertise, highlight their work, and expand their knowledge base in legal fee analysis. Our members are fully qualified attorney fee experts, special fee masters, bankruptcy fee examiners, fee dispute neutrals, and legal bill reviewers.
Promote Your Work & Expand Your Knowledge in Legal Fee Analysis
Follow Best Practices in Outside Legal Fee Analysis
NALFA members pledge to follow the Best Practices in Outside Legal Fee Analysis. Our best practice measures represent the professional mainstream of legal fee analysis. In observing these peer review driven standards, our members can ensure their clients that they will receive integrity in the process and reliability in the results.
New Client Referrals
As an A.M. Best's Client Recommended Expert Service Provider, law firms and corporations (both fee-seeking and fee-challenging) routinely turn to NALFA on a range of large, complex attorney fee and legal billing matters. We refer these clients to our membership, and in certain cases recommend specific members.
Hourly Rate Data
Every year, NALFA conducts hourly rate surveys in 5 key practice areas. NALFA also conducts custom hourly rate surveys for clients such as law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies. All our members will be given the hourly rate data and finding from these surveys.
Member-to-Member Referral Program
Our members can turn to one another when a conflict arises. We encourage our members to exchange attorney fee and legal billing cases and clients with one another when an ethical, business, or personal conflict of interest arises.
Professional Certificate of Qualification
Upon joining NALFA, members will receive a professional certificate of qualification. This professional certificate shows that they are certified in their member category and follow Best Practices in Legal Fee Analysis. NALFA also provides a logo for members for display purposes.
News Updates on Attorney Fee & Legal Billing Matters
NALFA members will receive regular e-mail updates on the latest jurisprudence and scholarship on reasonable attorney fees from across the U.S. These news updates report on important attorney fee case law, reliable studies, reports, and articles on attorney fees and legal billing matters. Individual NALFA members will also be featured in a block of this newsletter.
Listing in Membership Directory with Profile Quote & Profile Page
NALFA members will be listed in our online membership directory. Members will be provided their own profile page with relevant contact and bio information. To better serve clients, these profile pages will only list substantive fee and billing related engagements. NALFA also provides members with profiles quotes. These profiles quotes are based on bio, CV, case summaries, and case materials provided to NALFA.
Promote News in NALFA's News Blog
NALFA members can promote news in our News Blog, the only blog specifically devoted to national attorney fee and legal billing issues. Members can take advantage of reaching a national audience by posting news, articles, and announcements in NALFA's News Blog, a heavily trafficked site and a great source for attorney fee and legal billing news.
Free CLE Programs
NALFA hosts CLE programs on attorney fee and legal billing topics. All our programs (live and on-demand) are free for NALFA members. This amounts to 34 hours of free educational programming in one year. Our CLE programs are the perfect opportunity for members to build on their knowledge base and remain proficient in legal fee analysis.
Faculty Standing & Permanent Sponsorship Status
We invite our members to participate in our CLE programs as panelists and sponsors. By participating in our CLE programs, members not only help develop program content, but also help shape the growing body of scholarship on a range of attorney fee issues. All our members hold faculty standing. All firm members are considered permanent program sponsors. These program sponsors receive additional benefits.
Podcast Interview Opportunities
NALFA hosts a popular podcast series, "LAW - Litigators At Work". NALFA interviews our members on their background, area of expertise, and on other attorney fee and legal billing issues. These podcasts are done in a relaxed and casual format. Our Podcasts are featured in our emails, social media networks and available on our website, and are free to all.
Individuals and firms must qualify for membership. A minimum of 5 years of complex litigation and trial experience is required for individuals to qualify for membership. For questions on the membership benefits and annual dues, contact Terry Jesse, NALFA Executive Director, at (312) 907-7275 (direct) or email firstname.lastname@example.org