This presentation offers a comprehensive overview of the purposes and goals of attorney fee agreements, delving into various billing models, including flat fees, hourly billing, contingent fees, and referrals, while also examining modern trends in legal billing, such as subscription models, flexible payment options, and the impact of social media. The presentation emphasizes the critical importance of lawyers' fiduciary duty in ensuring fair and reasonable fees.
Attorney at Law, Board Certified in Civil Trial and Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization; LawPay’s Director of Education, Ethics and State Compliance.
Claude E. Ducloux is an attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks nationally on legal ethics, law office management, and trial-related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE and has been invited to speak in more than 500 programs since January 1, 2016. Claude has served as course director and creator of numerous CLE institutes and advanced courses.
Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation. He is a board-certified civil trial and appellate attorney in Texas.