In today's litigation practice, the economics of attorney fees has never been more important. Attorney fee litigation is at unprecedented levels. More and more law firms are suing clients to collect unpaid legal bills and more clients are suing law firms for over billing claims than ever before. That, added with the rise in "loser pay" fee-shifting litigation, and the growing body of court awarded attorney fee jurisprudence, attorney fees themselves have become a highly specialized practice area.
Join the first-of-its-kind practice group specifically devoted to attorney fee issues, the Attorney Fee Practice Group. The Attorney Fee Practice Group is a highly specialized, niche practice area within the legal profession dedicated to attorney fee and legal billing matters. Members of the practice group are retained by law firms when attorney fees are at issue in underlying litigation. Members of the Attorney Fee Practice Group are qualified attorney fee experts, fee dispute arbitrators, and legal bill auditors.
At NALFA, we project the attorney fee practice area to not only continue to grow, but expand in new areas. Secure your place in the Attorney Fee Practice Group. Benefits include:
Member-to Member Referral Program: Members of our Attorney Fee Practice Group can turn to one another when a conflict arises. Our members can exchange attorney fee and legal billing cases with one another and refer clients to one another when an ethical, business, or scheduling conflict arises.
Certificate of Qualification: Upon membership, members of our Attorney Fee Practice Group will receive a professional certificate that bears their name (or company’s name) for display purposes. This certificate of qualification shows that they are a member in good standing and have met the standards of excellence for selection in their respective member category. This professional certificate is individualized, printed in full-color and on high-quality stock paper.
Updates on Attorney Fee & Legal Billing Jurisprudence: All NALFA members will receive periodic e-mail updates on the latest developments on important attorney fee and legal billing jurisprudence. These e-mail updates summarize attorney fee and legal billing cases in both state and federal courts from across the U.S. and include both published and unpublished court decisions.
Customized Profile Page in On-Line Membership Directory: NALFA members will be provided their own profile page in our on-line membership directory to list their professional qualifications and experience on attorney fee and legal billing matters. Members can customize their profile to include hyperlinks, white papers, articles, and news. This on-line directory also allows potential clients to contact you directly on attorney fee and legal billing matters.
Promote News in Attorney Fees Blog: NALFA members can promote news on our Attorney Fees Blog. Members can take advantage of reaching a national audience by posting news, articles, and announcements in NALFA’s Attorney Fees Blog, a heavily trafficked site and a great source for attorney fee and legal billing news.
Professional Development: Our CLE programs are the perfect opportunity to build on your knowledge of attorney fee and legal billing issues. By attending our CLE programs, members benefit professionally with the very latest case law and developments on attorney fee and legal billing jurisprudence.
Speaking & Publishing Opportunities: Members are invited to participate in our CLE programs as sponsors and panelists. By participating in our CLE programs, members not only help develop program content, but also help shape the growing body of attorney fee and legal billing jurisprudence.
Networking Opportunities: Our members build lasting relationships with fellow members, colleagues, peers, and clients by networking at our events. Networking with other fee and billing experts, consultants, and clients is an excellent way to build new lines of business and expand your area of expertise.
Marketing Project Opportunities: NALFA can work directly with members on marketing projects. We can market your practice and promote your area of expertise. Through our e-mail database, members can reach a desired audience to promote news or to make special announcements. NALFA charges a separate marketing fee for this service.
If you are interested in joining, please contact us at 312-907-7275.