Tag: attorney’s fees
Block billing costs attorneys dearly
All attorneys know that tracking and billing time to their clients is an important and inevitable part of working in a law firm. Most attorneys bill their time in six, ten, or fifteen minute increments, depending on firm policy and/or client directives. If an attorney fails to bill his or her time to a client, then the firm cannot invoice, and, as a result, the firm does not get paid. Accordingly, timekeeping, and even more importantly, incremented timekeeping as opposed […]
What Constitutes an Invalid Fee Agreement?
In a recent case before the Utah Supreme Court, the Court was faced with determining whether an appellant was entitled to attorney fees and whether her counsel’s fee agreement was valid. In, Dahl v. Dahl, the Supreme Court held that the appellant was not entitled to attorney fees. Initially, the Supreme Court denied the appellant’s request for attorney fess on the ground that the appellant was not entitled to an award of fees because she failed to demonstrate her financial […]