How does Highlands Legal determine your fee rate?
Your fees are based on objective factors: your monthly income and household size.
You can use the calculator at this website to assist you.
Annotate the resulting "Percent of FPL."
* A fee is for the attorney's services. Costs are extraordinary expenses related to the representation, for instance, a court filing fee.
Additional Fee Reduction
If you fit into any one of the categories below, you take an additional reduction. Reduce your "Percent of FPL" by 100%.
* Only one fee reduction applies even if you fit into more than one category.
Check your fee rate below.
* Sliding Scale Fees does not apply to contingency fee cases or cases obtained through flat-rate services.
* For-profit businesses, including LLCs, sole proprietorships, and corporations are charged at the > 300% level.
* Non-profit organizations are charged at the < 300% level.
Step 4: Contact Highlands Legal Solutions to get an Estimate
Now that you know your fee rates, contact Highlands Legal and describe your legal issue, and you'll get an estimate by email of your fees and costs for the service.
eXCELLENT AND OUTSTANDING client SERVICE
Highlands Legal will treat all persons with the dignity and respect they deserve - potential and current clients, fellow attorneys and service providers, and especially adverse parties. Highlands Legal will integrate client and case feedback to improve itself and strive to provide excellent service at all times. The Firm will ensure regular and frequent communication with its clients and prospective clients.
Written estimate of fees and costs before any client representation begins
Every client will get a written estimate of fees and costs and a written representation agreement. Highlands Legal will strive to make every estimate and representation agreement easily understandable and readable so both the Firm and the client have equal expectations before legal services begin. The estimate will be the Firm's best guess as to the total costs of legal representation, subject to the progress and outcome of every case.
free fifteen minute consultation
Highlands Legal will provide a free fifteen minute consultation for each potential client or current client that may have a new legal issue. The consultation will end with a potential client or client with a path forward on their case.
Highlands Legal will invest in 21st century technology, forms, processes, and checklists to ensure clients are getting the best written products and services and to streamline a client's legal needs and service experience.
Highlands Legal will strive to issue spot and identify collateral legal issues to the best of its competence and diligence. The firm will recommend additional legal services to clients as they are identified.
legal representation with a social purpose
Highlands Legal is a professional association and a social purpose corporation organized under the laws of the State of Florida. To the extent permitted by law and the Florida Bar, Highlands Legal will make every decision within the lens of its enumerated social purpose mission: to provide professional attorney services to low-income or underserved individuals and communities. Highlands Legal will immerse itself in social purpose engagement and invite client participation.
service guarantee OR YOUR MONEY BACK
While Highlands Legal cannot guarantee the outcome of any legal case, the Firm does guarantee its services as stated above. Let Highlands Legal know where its services fell short within 60 days of completion of your representation, and the Firm will refund your fees for that service AND waive 50% of the fees of your next legal representation with the Firm (not to exceed four hours of billable work).