Bill Collection

  • Collection Tips money

    A number of different lawyers cautioned me upon hearing I was hanging out my shingle saying, “Be sure you get paid. Many people want a lawyer; fewer want to pay for one.” Most solos/small firm lawyers (as well as big firm lawyers) have horror stories about getting stiffed on the bill, and I think writing off …more

  • Accepting Credit Cards with LawPay credit-card-1

    Consider accepting credit cards. The vast majority of my clients prefer to pay via credit card. LawPay is my credit card provider and I am very happy with them.  LawPay takes a percentage of each charge and also charges a flat monthly fee. LawPay permits clients to pay via credit card into either a trust account or …more

  • Accepting Credit Cards with Square credit-card-2

    Another good credit card processing company is Square, which does not charge a monthly fee and takes around 3 percent of each charge.  (The exact processing fee depends on how the transaction is processed, e.g., whether credit card is swiped or the number is manually entered.)  Square has a referral program that awards free processing …more

More Resources

“Getting Paid” by Luis M. Montes
Via Contra Costa Lawyer

Lawyers, like most business people, often have difficulty getting paid for the professional services they have rendered.

“Accepting Credit Cards” by Gary Dubrovsky
Via Contra Costa Lawyer

This article address the ins and outs of credit card transactions, IOLTA accounts and fees charged by banks, and the professional services they have rendered.