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Lon R.
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What do you bill for this?
« on: Apr 10th, 2007, 9:47am »
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I was curious as to attorneys or agents who bill their clients for printing on the printer, what do you charger per page?
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Re: What do you bill for this?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 10th, 2007, 11:19am »
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10 cents.
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Re: What do you bill for this?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 17th, 2007, 9:17am »
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My previous firm also charged 10 cents per page.  They would also charge for scanning pages if clients wanted electronic copies of documents.
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Deepak Malhotra, JD, BSEE
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Re: What do you bill for this?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 17th, 2007, 2:30pm »
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A charge for scanning?
 
What's next, a charge for every time a word processor file is opened, saved and closed? How about sending and receiving emails?
 
I am sure the person or committee that came up with that scanning charge built a credible case to institute a scanning fee.
 
I thought I was used to the way law firms nickel and dime their clients but this is a new one.  
 
I am not saying that certain fees shouldn't be passed on to clients. It's just that I am already paying firms for their services at rates of hundreds of dollars per hour, they ought to absorb some of those incidentals as a cost of doing business.
 
This also reminds me of the time that my monthly legal bill had an entry for "breakfast service" in relation to a meeting I had with my attorney where breakfast was provided.
 
End of rant.
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SoCalAttny
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Re: What do you bill for this?
« Reply #4 on: Apr 21st, 2007, 12:49am »
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I enjoy competing against firms that bill per nit pick.
 
Evaluate the technology, estimate the effort and then provide a flat fee for filing an application. Ensure that the estimate has a hook for office actions in the future if the search is not extensive. If the search is extensive then stick to the flat fee.
 
You folks just make customers angry by billing for pens, pencils and sheets printed. Keep it up so I can buy a boat.
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