Originally Posted by ginlimetonic
why don't you offer the lawyer representing you, 1 tie per hour of work.
edit: that joke was in bad taste. Condolences to you , I'm young so i haven't gone through the expereince.
Even the greenest lawyers straight out of law school at the crappiest schools that can't find jobs anywhere bill out time at $60-$80/hr. That or they are so incompetent that you spend more on them than you would hiring a decent lawyer because it takes them 3x as long or more to do everything.