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Handling Legal Concerns
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.