An innovative law firm is cutting costs for clients in Salt Lake City Lehakok
Hourly fees in the Salt Lake City practice are pegged at between US$50 and US$135, depending on the client’s annual income. It works with criminal and family law clients who are above the level to qualify for pro bono services but who cannot afford to go to traditional law firms. The two lawyers who set up the practice, Shantelle Argyle and Daniel Spencer, say that they have begun ‘a revolution in affordable legal services’.
Qualifying as a 501(c)3 organisation (not-for-profit) the firm is excused income tax and it can get a rebate on sales taxes. Shantelle Argyle said: ‘The big one for us, and the advantage we have in law, is the referral sources. That’s the number one thing. The court can refer to us directly. The Bar [Association] can refer to us directly and the other nonprofits that have strict policies can refer to us.’ Source: Deseret News and Open Legal Services