The U.S. has been hit hard by the recession, but its economy is far from recovering.
But it does have a new president, and in the meantime, Americans are looking to hire more legal help, especially when they can’t afford to hire a lawyer.
A growing number of Americans are choosing to hire an attorney for their everyday problems, said the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, which advises clients on employment law.
“We’re seeing a rise in lawyers getting involved in a variety of issues, whether it’s employment law or housing law, or financial planning,” said David Fiske, president of Kirkman, Fiskel & ; Ellis, which focuses on employment and employment law in Washington.
It’s a trend that’s not new, but it has caught on with increasing frequency in recent years, Fisskes said.
Many states have changed their laws to allow employers to hire qualified law firms.
The most common of these, Fisker, which is based in Austin, Texas, said it has seen a surge in its business in the past year.
Other firms that are getting in on the act include H&R Block, which has offices in San Francisco, New York, and Washington, and Kohn & = Ferraro, based in New York City.
The number of legal offices in the U.K. has doubled in the last two years, to 2,000, according to the government’s Office for National Statistics.
Fisker has a few strategies for how it can keep its costs down, Fisen said.
Fiskers attorneys have to make a lot of calls to find clients, so it makes sense to focus on a particular problem and not hire outside counsel.
“The key is you’re focusing on a specific problem,” Fiskes said, “and we know that if you don’t do that, it costs more to get it right.”
Fiskers lawyers can charge as much as $600 to $800 a day, Fischel said, depending on the specific job.
But they can negotiate a better rate with clients, and they have to be careful that they’re not doing things to the client that could put the client in a legal bind, Fischler said.
They are careful to make sure that their fees are reasonable.
In the past, employers had a hard time finding a lawyer who was willing to do a job for less than the amount of money they paid.
Now, that’s changing, said Kirkland& ; Eligibility &amp; Assurance President John Kohn.
Companies have been hiring attorneys at a faster rate than before the recession began, and Fiskerman says they are doing a better job of finding qualified attorneys to work on their behalf.
But in many cases, employers are still reluctant to pay for a lawyer because of what they say are costs associated with hiring lawyers.
For example, Fitzgerald & Allen, based out of Washington, D.C., said in a statement that it is a “good practice” to require an attorney to work for an organization of at least 25 percent of the employees in a given business, which means that its employees must work for its law firm.
According to Fiskiner, that means the firm’s employees would need to work full-time, three days a week, for about a year to earn that fee.
There are also other legal fees that Fiskrer said are not included in the average attorney’s hourly wage, such as for travel expenses, legal fees for the attorney’s home office, and for a portion of the firm costs.
Those fees can add up.
Fishefs costs for a one-year contract with a law firm can run to more than $400 a day.
He estimates that he could have to pay the firm $150 a day if he didn’t have an attorney on the job, even though the firm only has 25 percent representation.
“If they are really not doing it, and you’re not getting that money from your paycheck, then you need a lawyer,” Fischefs said.
And, if you are getting a lawyer on the phone or through an online application, there’s another option that’s available: the legal assistance program, or SAM, which offers financial and other services to individuals in the law field.
The government’s SAM program has been around for nearly 20 years, but many states have expanded the program, which covers certain groups of people, such young people, the unemployed, and people with disabilities.