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2020 Collecting Fees: How to Get Paid & Not Sued!

Total Credits: 1.2 Self Study

Practice Area:
General Practice
Audio and Video


A frank discussion regarding how to collect your fees without complication. We will discuss how to prevent high A/R balances, using your fee agreement to your advantage, how to collect during representation and how to collect after representation has ended. We will also discuss developing a collection process and options for getting your money without a bar complaint or lawsuit being filed against you. 

What You Will Learn: 

  • Ways to prevent A/R
  • What to put in your fee agreement 
  • Developing a collection process to help you get paid  
  • Using an attorney’s lien to get paid 
  • Attaching, perfecting your lien 
  • Enforcing your lien 
  • Options in lieu of suing your clients to collect fees 

Speaker: Cherlyn Crosby-Herberts, Burke, Wulff, Luber, Crosby & Briscoe, St. Charles 

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.



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Cherlyn has been nominated as a "Rising Star" in Missouri from 2014-2020. Cherlyn serves as the Vice President for the St. Charles County Bar Association; a GAL; and a member in good standing with the Missouri Bar. Cherlyn became a partner at Burke, Wulff, Luber, Crosby & Briscoe in 2019. 

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