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10 ways to cut your organization’s legal bills

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Perhaps the last thing you want to think about is hiring an attorney. But you're likely to someday work with attorneys on contracts or even — perish the thought — lawsuits aimed at your organization. The good news is you can take some steps to contain the cost of using outside attorneys. Here are the 10 best ways to trim your legal expenses:

1. Document everything. Attorneys thrive on written documentation. They're probably building a file on you from the moment you call to introduce yourself, so you should do the same. Committing everything to writing allows you to track your costs more accurately so that you do not overpay your lawyer. You can also monitor how much time you invest in legal matters. More importantly, if a billing dispute develops between you and your attorney, you can rely on your file to substantiate your point.

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