It's December 2016. The economy seems like it's doing pretty well, so businesses throughout the United States are hosting holiday parties.
So are the law firms. Ask your attorney about his or her law firm holiday party. The answers will give you an insight on your law firm's overhead and pricing model.
Like any business, law firm overhead matters and overhead impacts price as a direct pass though cost item. If your law firm has a fancier office than you in the downtown business core, that's fine, but just know that you are paying to ensure your attorney can work in a fancy office loacted in the downtown business core. Holiday parties cost money, and it's the customers of the business who pay for the holiday party. Your law firm's holiday party is no different; you and the other clients of your law firm pay for the holiday party.
Here's two things to look for when you are evauating whether or not you are paying too much for legal services because the law firm you use has excessive overhead.
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