Law Firm Accused of Charging Fraudulent Fees
Innocent until proven guilty, but a law firm in Utah was sued for charging for hours that were never worked, having multiple lawyers bill for a task completed by one of them, and having high-priced lawyers do work that should have been done by paralegals or less expensive lawyers. Supposedly the firm even puts on a seminar to teach lawyers how to increase billing. This strikes at the heart of our profession, and we are, don’t forget, a profession. We owe our clients a duty to put their interests ahead of our own. It’s that simple!