Four Myths of Modern Law

by Law Week

Would most attorneys who represent individual people be able to afford their own rates? Two family law attorneys realized the answer was no, not if they used the traditional billable hour. This month, Doug Chartier talks with Erika Holmes and Lauren Lester about the rise of “modern law,” a model that allows clients to choose what particular components of their cases they want representation for and pay fixed fees. The attorneys discuss what modern law is — and also what it isn’t.

Reporter: Doug Chartier
Managing editor: Tony Flesor